Hon. Mark Stephen BROWN
MEMBER FOR NIKAO-PANAMA
Member of the COOK ISLANDS PARTY
DOB: 28 December, 1966
POB: Atiu, Cook Islands
Nationality: Cook Islands
Takuvaine-Tutakimoa is one of the 10 Electorate in Rarotonga
on the North side of the island in the Te-Au-o-Tonga district.
First elected a Member of Parliament of the Cook Islands in 2010, general election. Re-elected in the general elections of 2014 and 2018
MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS :
Elected Deputy Prime Minister in 2018 and Prime Minister on 1 October 2020, following retirement of Henry Puna. Currently he is Minister Responsible for:
- Finance & Economic Management
- Foreign Affairs & Immigration
- National Environment Services
- Public Service Commission
- Seabed Minerals and Natural Resources
- Infrastructure Cook Islands
- Cook Islands Investment Corporation
- Attorney General.
Served as a Member of the following Select Committee:
- Standing Orders Committee
- To Tatou Vai Committee (Chairman)
PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION:
Served many years in the government public service; includes Head of the Ministry of Agriculture and as a policy advisor to the Prime Minister’s office.
He has served as Vice-President of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Cook Islands Touch Association.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION:
Primary School – Nikao Side School. Secondary School – Tereora College & Gisborne Boys High School, NZ.
Attained a Diploma in Public Sector Management from Massey University.
Master in Business Administration from the University of the South Pacific.
TRADITIONAL TITLE (TAO’A NGAMATAKEINANGA):
Te-ara Rangatira no Vakatini Ariki.
Married to Daphne nee Hosking with 2 children.