Thu 21 Jun 2018 AT 17:30 pm , Auckland

Meet the Chiefs: New Professionals launch event with Laulu Mac Leauanae

Come to the first IPANZ New Professionals Auckland event and meet and hear from Laulu Mac Leauanae, Chief Executive of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

Hear Mac discuss first-hand his career path, highlights and challenges. There will be opportunity to ask questions and engage with Mac as well.

This event also marks the launch of the IPANZ New Professionals Auckland network. New Professionals is for those under 30 or new to the public sector; with professional development and networking opportunities.

About Laulu Mac Leauanae

Laulu Mac is the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Pacific Cooperation Foundation, since March 2014. The Foundation is focused on delivering economic sustainable initiatives in the Pacific region, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Prior to this, he was the General Manager of Pure Pacifika Limited, a company that exported horticultural products from the South Pacific primarily into Asian markets.

Mac also worked in the primary healthcare sector for ProCare Health Limited as the Pacific Health Manager, and within a year was promoted into senior management roles. Earlier in his career he worked in Pacific community and business development with a role at the Pacific Business Trust. With an LLB from Auckland University, he started his career practicing as a lawyer. Mac holds an MBA from Henley Management College in the UK, with his dissertation focusing on ‘Community Participation in Governance’.