CERT New Zealand

Programme Director Pacific Partnerships

Ms. Lefaoali’i Meremine Auelua

Lefaoali’i Meremine Auelua is a highly seasoned public servant with an exceptional career spanning over 15 years in the public sectors of New Zealand and Australia. She is currently Programme Director Pacific at CERT NZ, leveraging her extensive policy and operational expertise. Lefaoali’i Mine has occupied several pivotal senior positions that have made a significant impact at national and international levels. Notably, she has held crucial roles including leading ASEAN multilateral contributions to Maritime Security, Pacific Regional, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Cyber Security, and Women, Peace, and Security Pacific Lead and Pacific bilateral/multilateral relations Lead. Her profound understanding of the intricate dynamics of policy, along with her comprehensive grasp of the unique security challenges and opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region, allows her to make remarkable contributions to supporting a safe and secure region.