Who are we


Kia Orana! The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation (CIT) operates with a Head Office on the island of Rarotonga with six key markets, including New Zealand, Australia, North America, the United Kingdom, Southern, and Northern Europe. We are responsible for promoting the Cook Islands as a visitor destination and providing comprehensive management of tourism for the country. CIT is the official source for information on tourism market research, partnership opportunities, and industry news.

Ewan Smith
Rohan Ellis
Board Member
Emile Kairua
Board Member
Dianna Clarke
Board Member
Serena Hunter
Board Member
Onu Hewett
Board Member - Aitutaki
Apii Porio
Board Member - Atiu
Karla Eggelton
Chief Executive Officer
Marcelle Roussouw
Director of Finance and Administration
Brad Kirner
Director of Destination Development
Noeline Mateariki
Director of Global Sales and Marketing
Catherine Healy
Finance & Administration Manager
Teremoana Tangirere
Finance and Administration Officer
Jeremy Goodwin
Regenerative Tourism Manager
Emma Kainuku-Walsh
Regenerative Tourism Coordinator
Carlene Mapu
Visitor Experience Manager
Rachael Southey
Visitor Experience Coordinator
Tina Kae
Industry Development Manager
Jake Numanga
Research and Statistics Officer
Marthalina Opuariki
Tourism Coordinator - Rarotonga
Tiare Anguna
Tourism Officer - Rarotonga
Te'aumata Rairi
Tourism Coordinator - Aitutaki (Interim)
Mareta Atetu
Tourism Coordinator - Atiu
Daniel Fisher
General Marketing Manager
Sarah-Elyss Ezekiela
Trade Manager
Aaron Lassey
Digital Manager
Sandee Cook
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Louisa Purea
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Maria Maoate
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Taylor Story
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Rachel Harris-Best
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Terangi Taio
Digital Marketing Coordinator