Lealaisalanoa Frances Debra Brown-Reupena to continue leading M.N.R.E. as CEO for three more years


In a decision applauded by many, Lealaisalanoa Frances Debra Brown-Reupena has been granted a three-year extension to her role as Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of
Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.). The Cabinet, in its weekly meeting this afternoon, endorsed the unanimous recommendation from the Selection Panel in favor of her re-appointment.

Lealaisalanoa journey in public service began in 2006 when she joined M.N.R.E. Over the past 17 years, she has risen through the ranks and is currently serving her second
consecutive three-year term as Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to her current role, Lealaisalanoa served as the Ministry Assistant C.E.O. and Environment Sector Coordinator for an impressive six-year tenure from 2014 to 2020. Her commitment and contributions to the environmental sector have been recognized and celebrated throughout her career.

Lealaisalanoas academic achievements are equally commendable. In 2021, she learned a master in public policy and politics from Deakin University in Australia. This academic
feat complements her bachelor's degree in environmental studies, which she obtained from the University of the South Pacific.

The decision to extend Lealaisalanoa's term reflects the Cabinet confidence in her leadership and dedication to the Ministry mission. Her wealth of experience and educational background positions her as an asset to the ongoing initiatives and future projects within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

As Lealaisalanoa continues to steer the Ministry forward, the public looks forward to witnessing the positive impact and sustainable practices that will be championed under her
continued leadership.