The Public Service Commission (PSC) has appointed Dr. Lia Latu Maka as its new CEO effective from 1 March 2016.
Dr. Maka holds a PhD (1996) and a Master in Education degree (1993) from the University of Nottingham, England. Her BA in History and Politics (1984) was from Macquarie University, Australia.
Dr. Maka started her career in the public service in 1984 as a teacher at the Ministry of Education, ending up later as Principal of the prestigious Tonga High School in 1999.
She joined the University of the South Pacific as a Lecturer in 2000, and later became an International Development Consultant prior to her appointment as the CEO of the Public Service Commission.