Koi Tū associate member
Associate Professor Collin Tukuitonga is the inaugural Associate Dean Pacific and Associate Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. He has comprehensive clinical, public health and Public policy experience in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and internationally.
Collin was the Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community for seven years to December 2019. It is the largest development organisation serving the Pacific islands. Prior to that role, Collin was the Chief Executive of the NZ Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Director of Public Health for the NZ Ministry of Health and Coordinator of Surveillance of Noncommunicable Diseases for the World Health Organization based in Geneva. He was a Commissioner of the World Health Organization Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) Commission.
He was born and raised on Niue Island. In 2000, he was a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at the University of California (San Francisco). He was awarded the Waitakere City Council Millenium Medal in 2000.