SPTO Acknowledges Inspiring Female Leadership

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Ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March, SPTO would like to acknowledge the women occupying important leadership roles of the organisation.
SPTO comprises of 21 government members, all of whom have a seat on the Board of Directors. In 2021 the organisation is proud to acknowledge that six seats on the Board are occupied by Pacific Island women, namely:

  • Taimalelagi Minnie P. Tuia, of American Samoa
  • Elina Akinaga, of the Federated States of Micronesia
  • Yolinda Chan, of Fiji
  • Sandrine Bellier, of New Caledonia
  • Moka Ioane, of Niue
  • Adela Issachar Aru, of Vanuatu
    Internally, SPTO’s Sustainable Tourism & Research Division (STRD) is led by Christina Leala-Gale with 9 other female members of staff forming more than half of the current staffing of the organisation.
    SPTO CEO, Christopher Cocker, acknowledged that the organisation had much to gain from having strong and inspiring women at its helm.
    “As an organisation, we value the strong, experienced and knowledgeable women contributing to SPTO at all levels. Increasingly, gender equality is being seen as a cross cutting theme in much of the work that we do and this is of great importance to the organisation and our donor and development partners alike”.
    “SPTO will continue to advocate for the fair recognition of women, who have always played a crucial role in driving Pacific Tourism at all levels and this will undoubtedly continue post-pandemic”, he said.

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