Our Team

Cook Islands Finance has a Board of Directors comprised of industry members and is led by a Chairperson appointed by the Minister of Finance.

The Board of Directors appoints the Chief Executive Officer who manages and leads the agency in promoting the long term development interests of the financial services industry.

Prime Minister Mark Brown

Prime Minister Hon. Mark Brown holds responsibility for key portfolios in the Cook Islands Government including Ministry of Financial and Economic Management – which Cook Islands Financial Services Development Authority (CooK Islands Finance)  sits under. Prime Minister Brown has been a driving force behind the economic management and development of the country.

Hon. Minister Mac Mokoroa

Minister Hon. Vaine Mac Mokoroa is the Minister responsible for Cook Islands FSDA. Minister Mokoroa is a strong advocate for the Financial Services Industry and its value to both the economic development and opportunities for the Cook Islands people. He also holds key portfolios in the Cook Islands Government including Financial Services Commission, Financial Intelligence Unit, Cook Islands Audit department and the Ministry of Education.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Karla Eggelton


Karla is a seasoned professional with nearly 3 decades of experience in destination tourism, marketing and management. Her forte has been destination marketing on a global scale, as both Director of Sales & Marketing (Global) and in her current role as Chief Executive Officer at Cook Islands Tourism Corporation. Karla brings to the Chairmanship a proven track record of Strategic Management, Corporate Governance, Stakeholder Management and Human Resource Management.


Trina Pureau

General Manager - Southpac Trust

Trina is the General Manager of the Southpac Trust Cook Islands office and serves on the FSDA Board as a representative of the Cook Islands Trust Company Association. With a robust background in both marketing and compliance, Trina is dedicated to finding innovative solutions that balance delivering premium customer service and meeting rigorous regulatory compliance requirements.
John Evans

John Evans

CEO Capital Security Bank

John has specialised knowledge of the banking and finance industries having spent over 15 years within these sectors both domestically and internationally. John’s career started in Christchurch as a Customer Service Officer developing his banking knowledge from the ground up. In 2008 John moved to the Cook Islands and joined the team at Westpac as a Branch Manager. John joined Capital Security Bank as Operations Manager and progressed to his current role of Chief Executive Officer.

Nadine Newnham

General Manager - T&F Cook Islands Ltd

Nadine has more than 30 years of experience in the offshore industry. After graduating from Auckland University with a BA in Economics, Nadine returned home to the Cook Islands in 1989, taking up a role in a major trust company providing advice on and structuring of offshore corporate entities, trust establishment and administration. She has held senior management roles in Hong Kong, Samoa, Cayman Islands and is currently is a GM and Director at Trustees & Fiduciaries Cook Islands Ltd.

Cook Islands Finance Team

Tony Fe'ao


Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor

Legal and Technical Advisor

Isabelle Terekia-Parker

Isabelle Terekia-Parker

Finance & Administration