Our Team

Management Team

  • Nenenteiti Teariki Ruatu –  Director
  • Ms Taouea Reiher – Deputy Director
  • Mr Taulehia Pulefou – Senior Environment Officer (Chemical/Waste Management & Environment Outreach)
  • Ms Marii Marae – Senior Environment Officer (Climate Change & Biodiversity)
  • Mr Puta Tofinga – Acting  Senior Environment Officer (Development Control & Compliance and Enforcement)

Compliance and Enforcement Unit

  • Dr Farran Redfern – Assistant Senior Environment Officer
  • Ms Bweneata Kaoti – Environment Inspector
  • Ms Taraniman Rikiaua – Environment Inspector
  • Mr George Taoaba – Environment Inspector
  • Ms Tarai Abere – Acting Environment Inspector
  • Ms Whaykhaan Yeeting – Waste Enforcement Officer (UDP-II Project)

Development Control Unit

  • Puta Tofinga  – Environment Impact Assessment Officer
  • Ms Victoria Hnanguie – Environment Licensing Officer
  • Mr Fay Tiata – Assistant Environment Impact Assessment Officer

Chemical and Waste Managment

  • Mr Teema Biko – Waste Management Officer
  • Ms Teniti Aro Taam – Pollution Control Officer
  • Ms Kathelyna Aneli – Assistant Pollution Control Officer
  • Mr Harry Langley – Waste Disposal Officer (UDP-II Project)
  • Ms Raitiata Cati – Waste Minimization Officer (UDP-II Project)

Biodiversity Conservation Unit

  • Ms Kabure Takaria – Acting Assistant Senior Environment Officer
  • Mr Madsen Kanono – Ag Biodiversity Conservation Officer
  • Mr Titera Tuui – Park Warden
  • Vacant – Park Warden

Climate Change Unit

  • Ms Eritina Benete – Ag Climate Change Officer, Head of Unit
  • Mr Mika Bita – Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Officer
  • Ms Tererei Abete – Coordinator, LDC Food Security Project
  • Mr Arawaia Moiwa – Project Assistant, LDC Food Security Project
  • Mr David Yeeting (Jnr)  – TNC Project Coordinator
  • Mr Kirata Mwemwenikeaki – TNC Project Assistant

Environment Outreach Unit

  • Ms Robite Teaete – Environment Awareness Officer
  • Ms Tauaua Herman  –  Assistant Environment Awareness Officer
  • Ms Regina Rotitaake  – Coordinator, CB-II Project
  • Mr Bokai Kaitu – Project Assistant, CB-II Project

Information Technology Unit

  • Ms Tutana Etuati – Assistant Senior Environment Officer (IT Officer), Head of Unit

Environment Projects Financial Unit

  • Ms Rurete Mwemwenikeaki – Project Assistant
  • Ms Imwa Arebonto – Project Assistant

Wildlife Conservation Unit (Kiritimati Island)

  • Ms Ratita Bebe – Assistant Senior Environment Officer, Head of Unit
  • Vacant – Wildlife Officer
  • Mr Katareti Taabu – Assistant Wildlife Officer
  • Mr Aobure Teatata – Assistant Wildlife Officer
  • Ms Aana Teetan – Assistant Wildlife Officer
  • Mr Ataieta Ioane – Wildlife Assistant (Ranger)
  • Mr Kautabuki Kamatie – Wildlife Assistant (Ranger)
  • Mr Tekeua Auatabu – Wildlife Assistant (Ranger)

On Study Leave Staff

  • Ms Turang Teuea – Senior Environment Officer
  • Tekimau Otiawa – Asst Senior Environment Officer