Aiono Matthew Aileone
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Aiono Matthew Aileone

Ministry for Pacific Peoples / Te Manatū mō ngā iwi ō Te Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa

Deputy chief executive, policy, research and evaluation, languages and housing

  • Appointed October 2018.
  • Previously policy and advocacy manager at the Master Builders Association
  • Spent 15 years as a NZ diplomat, trade negotiator, policy officer and legal advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Holds a BA and LLB from Canterbury University and an MBA (first class Hons) from Massey University, and was admitted to the bar in 2004.
  • Born and raised in Christchurch with parents from Fasito’o uta, Samoa
  • Chiefly title of Aiono from Fasito’o uta.

Career

New Zealand High Commission
First Secretary
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Registered Master Builders Association
Policy and Advocacy Manager
Jan 2016 - Sep 2018
Ministry for Pacific Peoples / Te Manatū mō ngā iwi ō Te Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa
Deputy Chief Executive Policy, Research and Evaluation
Oct 2018 - Aug 2020
Public Service Commission / Te Kawa Mataaho
Assistant Commissioner
Aug 2020 - Apr 2021
Ministry for Pacific Peoples / Te Manatū mō ngā iwi ō Te Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa
Deputy Secretary Policy, Research and Evaluation, Languages and Housing
Apr 2021 - Present

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