Laulu Mac Leauanae

Chief Executive

Ministry for Pacific Peoples Te Manatū mō ngā Iwi ō te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa

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Laulu is Secretary for Pacific Peoples and Chief Executive of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. Since he started in the role in July 2017 he has led the development of a bold and unifying vision for Pacific communities in New Zealand, and has secured new investments and Pacific-led initiatives to lift the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Pacific peoples.

Laulu actively contributes to the public sector’s diversity and inclusion programme and leads Pou Mātāwaka, which aims to eliminate ethnic pay gaps.

In prior roles, he was Chief Executive of the Pacific Cooperation Foundation and the General Manager of Pure Pacifika Limited, a company that exported horticultural products from the South Pacific primarily into Asian markets.

Laulu holds an MBA from Henley Management College, UK, with his dissertation focusing on ‘Community Participation in Governance’. He also holds an LLB from Auckland University.

Speaker on stage presenting at FST Gov Victoria 2022
1 September 2022
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
FSTGov Future of NZ Government Summit 2024
28 August 2019
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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