Afamasaga Jackie Curry appointed to lead Pacific Cooperation Foundation
Afamasaga Jackie Curry has been appointed as a Management Consultant to lead the Pacific Cooperation Foundaton (PCF), in a role set for the next eight months.
She takes over from Fiso John Fiso, who is stepping down from his roles as chair and acting chief executive (CE).
“I feel the job I had been put in place to do has been done,” says Mr Fiso. “There is now a strong board, and a good team in place, led by Jackie, to take the organisation through the next year, and then onto a bright future. I have also established a Wellington office so the organisation can align more closely with the Government, the diplomatic corps, and other stakeholders based in the Capital.
“I took on the position of chair and acting CE earlier this year during a period of significant transition for the Foundation following a review, change in leadership and governance, and development of a new strategic plan – I am eternally grateful to the staff and board for their work in a short space of time assisting me get the organisation positioned for growth,” said Mr Fiso.
“Working for the PCF is an incredible opportunity and I believe that PCF is in a strong and unique position to connect people in New Zealand and the Pacific to enable a more prosperous and empowered Pacific region – which includes New Zealand – and I’m excited to be part of it,” said Afamasaga Jackie Curry.
As Director of Spacific Consultancy Ltd for the last 10 years, Jackie has been working closely on economic development and business growth projects with Pacific businesses and NGOs in New Zealand and the Pacific region. This has included a range of business education and training programs in Samoa and New Zealand and a range of consultancy projects. Afamasaga was also recently involved in a number of digital marketing projects for a range of SMEs in Samoa, is the former Chairperson of Samoa Business Network (Samoa Branch), and is currently on the Board of Social Enterprise Auckland.
Afamasaga is in the final stages of completing her Masters in Business, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Entrepreneurship & Marketing).