|Photo (from left to right): Veronica Papatua (LAT Secretary), Tangata Ina Tou (LAT Member), Tutai Hosking (LAT Member), Tamatoa Jonassen (MOJ Secretary), Oliver Peyroux (LAT Chairman), Ngametua Arakua (LAT Member).|
The Ministry of Justice wishes to express its appreciation to Oliver Peyroux who retires this month as Chairman of the Leases Approval Tribunal (“LAT”).
Mr. Peyroux previously served in the Ministry of Justice as Chief Surveyor and formerly as an LAT Chairman. In 2019, following the appointment of the then LAT Chairman to the Chief Surveyor role, Mr. Peyroux heeded the call to return to serve as LAT Chairman once again.
“It has been an honour to have our papa Ollie serve on the Leases Approval Tribunal,” says Tamatoa Jonassen, Secretary of the Ministry of Justice. “The LAT has been blessed by his strength and experience, and we will miss him.”
Minister for Justice, the Honourable Mac Mokoroa, stated “the last two years of service by Mr. Peyroux is the capstone of a life full of dedicated service to the Cook Islands. I am grateful for his service and acknowledge that his service was strengthened by his very supportive family.”
With Mr. Peyroux’s retirement, Ngametua Arakua will take up the role as LAT Chairman beginning November. Other LAT members include Tangata Ina Tou, Tuaine Manuela, and Tutai Hosking.