Miller appointed new trade commissioner
21 January, 2021, 11:00 pm
A Fijian national has been appointed as Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand’s new trade commissioner.
According to a statement from the organisation, Glynis Miller was appointed after a recruitment drive in November, 2020.
Ms Miller was stated to have been acting in the role since October, 2019 and took the acting position in Aotearoa, New Zealand a month later.
“My connections in the region with the public and private sector, development partners and international agencies will be a valuable resource in this role when projecting the important work of PTI NZ,” she said. “We have a busy year ahead of us.
This is a year of resetting and rethinking. “We intend to deliver strong, focused programs which reflect the changing way we will do business in 2021 and beyond.
“I am extremely grateful to our host government for their continued support to PTI NZ.”
She was said to have a decade of experience promoting and strengthening trade ties in the Blue Pacific region and internationally.
She was the trade development officer at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva where she was stated to have represented the organisation at a number of regional and international forums.
Ms Miller brought a wealth of knowledge and experience in regional policy, diplomatic relations, private sector development and trade facilitation, according to the statement.
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat secretary general Dame Meg Taylor made the formal announcement to forum member countries and regional stakeholders this week.