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 Kosi Latu is the current Deputy Director General of SPREP, and has occupied this position since August 2008. Prior to taking up his current position, he was Manager of a UNOPS Financial Compliance Programme based at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat from 2006 to 2008.

Mr Latu also worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, UK for 11 years where he was employed as a Deputy Director for the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Division from 1995 to 2001, and then as Special Legal Adviser and Head of the Legal and Economic Division from 2001 until 2006. He started his career as a state prosecutor with the Attorney General’s Office in Samoa from 1990 until 1995. Mr Latu’s area of expertise and experience are international environmental law, law of the sea and financial compliance.