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Vaine Nooana Arioka | Director (November 2008 - )

Vaine Nooana-Arioka makes things happen! As Managing Director for the Bank of the Cook Islands since November 2008, BCI has grown its market share, introduced new services and products, reduced interest rates and partnered with Government agencies to deliver finance to un-served sectors of the community. Vaine’s experience is derived from over 15 years in Banking (6 of those years with ANZ Banking Group Ltd in the Cook Islands), and underscored with a Masters in International Economics and Finance (University of Queensland) as well as an Affiliate in Development Bank Management (Asia Pacific Institute of Development Finance). It is important to lend your talents where needed and one which Vaine has nurtured by active service outside of the banking world, holding various executive positions in non-government and government organisations, including Punanga Tauturu Inc and the Cook Islands Business Trade and Investment Board. Vaine has also held membership with various women and girls organisations such as Cook Islands Womens Counselling Centre, Cook Islands Girl Guides, Cook Islands Business and Professional Womens Association and more recently as Chairperson for the Finance Commission of the Cook Islands Red Cross. Vaine’s personal vision statement is “A financially independent Cook Islands”.

Photo Robert Tererui | Asset Management Unit Manager

Robert Tererui | Asset Management Unit Manager

Robert began his banking career with the Cook Islands Development Bank in November 1991. Initially employed as a clerk with the Finance/Operations department he changed roles in 1995 to take up the challenges in the Lending department. Robert was promoted to Senior Credit Officer during his term in Lending. In 2004 his position was reassigned and he became a Senior Asset Management Officer. Robert became the relieving manager for the Asset Management Unit in October 2012 and in April 2013 that role became permanent. Socially, Robert enjoys his involvement with his Church and playing in the bank’s business house golf team.

Ron Patia | Manager Customer Service and Marketing

Bank of Cook Islands’ Manager Credit, Ron Patia, joined up in March 2009. Ron’s previous banking career, which spanned 10 years and began with Citibank in Sydney, has been pretty diverse. His roles have covered complaints management, liaison, team leadership, customer services, mortgages, personal lending and card services. Ron holds a Master of Finance/Accounting Degree (University of Technology, Sydney), and a Bachelor of Arts (University of the South Pacific).

Jimmi Glassie | Branch Network Manager

Jimmi Glassie | Branch Network Manager

Jimmi Glassie joined BCI in August 2012 as a returning Cook Islander of Aitutaki descent. Jimmi has been in the banking industry since 1988 working with the ANZ Bank based in New Zealand. He performed roles within ANZ’s International Services, Institutional & Corporate Banking Division, and Business Banking Credit and most recently in the ANZ’s Business Banking Division as a Business Relationship Manager in Auckland. Jimmi has also held active directorships over the past 5 years in various hospitality businesses in New Zealand, both in Auckland and around Wellington. Jimmi left the ANZ Bank to pursue personal goals and re-connect with his Cook Islands heritage and roots, the connection with BCI being a perfect match.

Teruautu Ringi | Relationship Manager ( Corporate and Business Finance)

Teruautu began his banking career in 1997 with the then Cook Islands Development Bank, specialising in credit and continued with the then newly formed Bank of the Cook Islands in 2001. Prior to taking up his current role, Manager Asset Management Unit in 2009, Teruautu was a project officer in the Aid Management Division of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management responsible for the social sectors of education and health and including the economic sector covering small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s).

Tapita Patai | Manager Compliance

Tapita joined the Bank of the Cook Islands in 2005 as senior lending officer. In 2008 her leadership journey began! Initially it was in the area of lending, as the personal loans team leader where Tapita was responsible for managing a small team of four. Then in March 2011, Tapita took up the challenge of being the relieving Manager, Compliance and in September 2012, that appointment became permanent.

Prior to joining BCI Tapita worked for the ANZ Banking Group in New Zealand for 8 years. Tapita enjoys socialising with friends, especially her BCI family – and that’s outside of work!

Siu Tini | Chief Operating Officer

Siu joined the team at the Bank of the Cook Islands in 1996 and, prior to becoming Manager Information Technology and Information Systems, Siu held the positions of Internal Auditor, Manager Operations and Manager Finance. Siu has over a decade of work experience covering taxation, auditing, finance and banking.

Siu holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics/Management (University of South Pacific).

 

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