Andrew Wilson and Sela Tupou Patisepa Maka

Andrew Wilson and Sela Tupou Patisepa Maka


Andrew Wilson has had a career spanning more than 40 years, has worked and travelled extensively and has overseen a number of infrastructure development projects throughout the Asia Pacific region.

He has recently retired as the International Director of Beca, New Zealand’s leading engineering and related consultancy services organisation, specialising in the design and management of projects throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Andrew joined the Pacific Cooperation Foundation Board in 2014 and is currently the Chair of the Audit and Risk committee.


Sela is 20 years old and was born in Tonga. She is the first recipient of the King Tupou VI Coronation Scholarship and received recognition from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as one of the top academic achievers in 2018.

Currently a mentor at Massey University Pasifika Students Association, Sela hopes to inspire others and has previously tutored for the Amanaki STEM Academy. She joined Tonga Youth Leaders, a non-profit organisation focused on providing opportunities for the next generation of young leaders.

Sela is working towards becoming an experienced and chartered process engineer. She also wishes to have direct involvement with the Pacific community by using her degree to find solutions and opportunities towards Pasifika engineering-related issues.

Sela is the one of the recipients of the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards 2019 winning the International Scholar Award sponsored by the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF), a non-governmental organisation which develops and implements private/public sector economic development and socio-cultural initiatives in the Pacific region.