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Photo taken at the 19th PASAI Governing Board meeting held in Canungra, Queensland Australia, August 2018.

Photo taken at the 19th PASAI Governing Board meeting held in Canungra, Queensland Australia, August 2018.

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John Ryan (Controller and Auditor-General, New Zealand) is PASAI’s Secretary-General, providing leadership and guidance to the Secretariat in carrying out PASAI’s Strategic Plan and work programmes. John also advises PASAI’s Congress and the Governing Board. John is assisted by Sarah Markley (Deputy Secretary-General).


Tiofilusi Tiueti is the Chief Executive of the PASAI Secretariat and is responsible for the effective delivery of the PASAI Strategic Plan.


A'eau Agnes Tuiai-Aruwafu is Director - Technical Support. Agnes supports SAIs' capacity and capability to improve their audits and ensure they are of a high quality and are timely, according to legislative mandates.


Sina Palamo-Iosefo is Director - Practice Development. Sina manages the regional and sub-regional capacity-building programmes and projects, to enhance SAIs' capacity and capability.


Natalie Price is the Secretariat’s Office Coordinator. Natalie is the first point of contact within the Secretariat. Natalie manages contracted service providers for the Secretariat and provides administrative support to staff and the work of the Secretariat.

Sarah Markley is PASAI’s Deputy Secretary-General.  Sarah is the Sector Manager, Local Government at the Office of the Auditor-General, New Zealand. Before joining the Office of the Auditor-General in 2007 Sarah was an Audit Manager at Audit New Zealand. Sarah also provides support and advice to the Chief Executive to assist the Secretariat in achieving the goals set out in the PASAI Strategic Plan.

Eroni Vatuloka works as PASAI PFM Consultant. Eroni was the Secretariat’s inaugural Executive Director and worked hard on setting up the Secretariat in Auckland and establishing its reputation in the region. Now, as PFM Consultant, Eroni delivers advocacy programs and public financial management support.


Robert Buchanan is a legal consultant to PASAI. He is a public law specialist based in Wellington, New Zealand. Robert specialises in public sector governance and risk management, including probity. Drawing from Robert's former experience as an Assistant Auditor-General, he has developed a small but significant international consultancy practice in the area of public finance management, audit and accountability.  


Claire Kelly is the Co-operative Audit Consultant and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. Claire has worked with PASAI as an ADB consultant since 2009. During that time she has managed four rounds of Cooperative Performance Audits on environmental topics of importance to individual jurisdictions and to the region. More recently, she has helped PASAI to develop and implement a Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) framework to measure progress against the goals of our long-term strategic plan. Prior to her PASAI work, Claire was Senior Director, Performance Audit Services at the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).


Jill Marshall is PASAI's Communications Advisor. Jill is a writer, editor and independent publisher with extensive editorial knowledge in both the publishing and business worlds, and Masters’ degrees in History from Cambridge University and in Creative Writing from Winchester University. The author of many published novels and editor of hundreds more, Jill also has decades of experience in corporate communications, HR and T&D, latterly as Director of Training for the national telecommunications company that became Virgin Media UK.