newly-formed Management Board
comprising Moeroa Matheson, Paolo Favilli and Eleanor Roi.
Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), administrators of the Cook Islands Ships’ Registry, has announced the appointment of a newly-formed Management Board comprising Moeroa Matheson, Paolo Favilli and Eleanor Roi.
In a statement, MCI said effective from December 1,
2022, the Management Board will serve as co-CEOs, succeeding the role and
responsibilities of the chief executive officer of the company.
Matheson joined Maritime Cook Islands in 2002 and was
appointed Registrar of Ships in 2006.
“Moeroa has seen the registry flourish in her 20 years
of service in the company and has successfully led the Fleet Management team
through the development of an online registry system that is fully integrated with
the MCI Quality Management System,” the statement said.
Favilli joined MCI in 2014 as a fleet manager and in
2016 was promoted to Head of the Technical Department, leading a team of
maritime technical experts who oversee the technical mechanisms of the registry.
MCI says Favilli has been instrumental in developing
technical capacity and expertise through the formation of the technical team,
enhancing service delivery. He is also the Cook Islands representative at
several International Maritime Organisation committees and sub-committee
Roi is also Head of the Seafarer Training and
Certification Department and is responsible for the implementation and
management of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention
across the Cook Islands Ships Registry.
In her time at MCI, she drafted the Cook Islands Maritime
(STCW Rules) 2020 and 2021 and led the MCI team through the IMO STCW Regulation
I/8 audit which resulted in the Cook Islands being confirmed on the IMO STCW
Whitelist in November 2022.
Roi is also the Cook Islands representative at the IMO
Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping subcommittee and holds several Cook
Islands Government directorships.
The new management board will maintain their
departmental roles in addition to their new appointments.
MCI director Glenn Armstrong said: “MCI is the only
privately owned, open registry that actually operates from the State that it
represents. The directors are very proud of this fact and have a plan to ensure
that MCI remains in the hands of Cook Islanders and continues to be based in
the Cook Islands.”
“We are very happy to have homegrown talent that we
have complete confidence in. We are sure that they will drive the company
forward and will achieve the potential which MCI undoubtedly has as a world
class registry for ships and yachts.”