David Vaeafe

David Vaeafe | Executive Director Pacific Cooperation Foundation

David has worked for PCF on several occasions, first as a founding program manager to more recently as a board member, project manager leading its recent restructure, and now executive director. A journalist and editor by profession, he has worked for community, business and travel publications, as well as national newspapers and magazines in New Zealand and the Pacific. He has spent two decades in the tourism sector in leadership roles building industry capability and international markets for Samoa and American Samoa, as well as the Pacific region. His governance roles include board appointments in New Zealand, the United States and across the Pacific, including, more recently, Chair of the South Pacific Tourism Organization, Chair of the South Pacific Cruise Alliance and serving as a cabinet member in the American Samoa Government.