The Management team is made up of the Chief Executive Officer, the Corporate Services Manager, the Client Services Manager, and the Risk & Compliance Manager. The Board of Directors delegate a number of duties and responsibilites to the CEO under the CINS Act 2000.
The CEO works with the management team to deliver the administration functions of the Act, the operational functions of the Cook Islands office, the services and communications to members and stakeholders, compliance with all Cook Islands laws and regulations, and carrying out the enforcement arm of the CINS Act 2000.
Damien Beddoes – Chief Executive Officer
Damien joined the Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund in July 2014, coming from Telecom Cook Islands where he held an Executive position as the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. He has also previously held a number of Management and Leadership roles in the Bank of the Cook Islands, the Countrywide Bank of New Zealand, and the National Bank of New Zealand, with a focus on Finance and Investments including Superannuation Funds and Unit Trusts.
Regionally Damien chaired the establishment of the Pacific Islands Investment Forum (PIIF), the regional organisation representing 20 superannuation, sovereign, provident, and trust fund schemes, from 14 countries, with over NZD$70billion in assets under management. The PIIF focuses on the development of best practise standards, development of staff, management, executives, directors, and trustees, and co-investment opportunities across the region for member funds.
He is also actively involved in the Cook Islands community and holds the Vice President role of the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee, where he heads the High Performance Program.
Jacqui Urlich – Financial Controller
Jacqui has recently joined the CINSF team, and brings over 13 years’ experience within the Cook Islands Offshore Banking Industry with Capital Security Bank Limited (CSB). There she provided a range of banking services to clients globally as well assisting in the day to day operations of running the bank. As CSB grew her role changed to focus solely around the financial aspects of the business including, bank to bank relationships, treasury management and as well as assisting with the management and reconciliation of portfolio assets held.
Jacqui has a Bachelor of Commerce with a Double Major in Accounting and Management and is currently studying towards her Chartered Accountant papers with CPA Australia.
Twinn Joseph – Client Services Manager
Twinn joined the Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund in August 2010 carrying out Member Registration and Compliance Projects. In 2012 she was appointed Client Services Manager to lead the teams service deliver to members.
She also comes from a Tourism Industry background with over 10 years experience in a variety of areas including the Service delivery and Finance departments, along with leadership roles within those areas.
Twinn is currently completing studies in Business Management through the University of the South Pacific.
The CINSF has a total of 5 staff providing front line service to members and employers, and handling the funds administration work between the Cook Islands and our Administrators and Trustees in New Zealand. The CINSF also retains the services of an IT contractor to provide support and security for the Cook Islands operations software and data.
Leah Tumutoa – Finance Officer
Natalia Short – Accountant
Terai Nga – Client Services
Myria Rongo – Client Services