Minister Mark Brown holds responsibility for key portfolios in the Cook Islands Government including: Ministry of Financial and Economic Management, Financial Services Development Authority, Financial Supervisory Commission, Financial Intelligence Unit, Business Trade and Investment Board, Cook Islands Investment Corporation, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Commerce Commission, National Superannuation, Telecommunications, and Public Expenditure Review Committee and Audit. Minister Brown is a driving force behind the economic management and development of the country.
Prior to his election as a Member of Parliament in 2010, Minister Brown was the director of a local property management and development company. Previous government experience includes serving as the Head of Ministry for the Ministry of Agriculture, Senior Performance Manager at the Public Service Commission, and Policy Advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister. Minister Brown holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of the South Pacific and a Diploma in Public Sector Management from Massey University in New Zealand. A former vice president of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce and the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee, Minister Brown continues to actively support local sports organisations.