Well-known local personality and entrepreneur Rohan Ellis. CIIC/23110420
Well-known local personality and entrepreneur Rohan Ellis who is “renowned for getting things done” has been appointed to the Cook Islands Investment Corporation Board of Directors.
In a statement, CIIC said: “A passionate advocate for
supporting local businesses and events, the Cook Islands Investment Corporation
Board of Directors is proud to welcome Mr Ellis to its board table.”
Ellis, who is the vice president of the governing Cook
Islands Party, was officially appointed to the board on Monday, October 22, by
the Minister of Cook Islands Investment Corporation Albert Nicholas.
Born and raised in Rarotonga, Ellis attended university in
Queensland Australia where he completed a business degree majoring in tourism,
CIIC said in the statement.
“He returned home and has gone on to hold various positions
throughout the years including as a member of Cook Islands Tourism Industry
Council and the Cook Islands Chef’s Association.
“His business portfolio is vast - most recently Mr Ellis was
the managing director of Natura Properties Limited, which included the Islander
Hotel and Restaurant, Hula Bar and 40 plus holiday homes among other assets.
“He is also a polished cultural performer who has judged the
Cook Islands International Dancer of the Year on many occasions.”
CIIC Minister Nicholas says he is delighted to make the
announcement about Ellis’ appointment.
“Rohan comes to the board with a considerable wealth of
experience and knowledge and will without doubt, contribute to the great work
CIIC is undertaking managing Crown assets and enterprises,” Nicholas says.
CIIC Board Director and Chairperson Fletcher Melvin shared
Minister Nicholas’ sentiments.
“The Board is very much looking forward to working alongside
Rohan to deliver quality assets that serve the Cook Islands people,” Melvin said.
Nuku Rapana on 09/11/2023
Wotu! Fantastic! Aere ki mua e Tama. "Apaina te kura ki mua!!"