HE Elizabeth Wright-Koteka

HE Elizabeth Wright-Koteka 


Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand


HE Elizabeth Wright-Koteka was born and raised in Rarotonga. She attended Victoria University in Wellington, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, followed by a Master of Arts (Hons) majoring in Development Studies from Massey University in Palmerston North.

She has work experience both in private and the public sector. In the private sector, she worked in her family business, Tuki’s Pareu Ltd. for 11 years, as well as owning and managing Tagit Computer Training, together with her husband.

In the public sector, Elizabeth worked as a Foreign Affairs Officer (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Policy and Planning Officer and the Director of the Central Policy and Planning division within the Office of Prime Minister, before taking up the role of Chief of Staff for the Office of the Prime Minister in 2012.

She resigned as Chief of Staff in December 2016 to take up consultancy work.

In November 2018, she was appointed as the Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand. Elizabeth is married to Framhein and they have 3 children.