Premier Dalton Tagelagi in a press statement yesterday acknowledged the services of Wayne McCaughan the former General Manager of the Niue development bank for the past six and half years.
“Today, the Government of Niue formally thanks Wayne McCaughan, General Manager for the Niue Development Bank, for the significant services he has delivered to the people of Niue over the past six and a half years”.
Wayne McCaughan during his tenure was also responsible for the Kiwibank agency and Niue Post and played a key role in Niue’s application to become the 68th member of the Asian Development bank, made official in 2019.
Premier Tagelagi says that “Wayne has done a great job for NDB and continues Kiwibank’s excellent work in ensuring that financial operations continue for Niue residents and visitors alike”.
“Wayne was also a key member of the team that worked on Niue’s Asia Development Bank (ADB) application for membership and was part of the Niue delegation that travelled to Manila upon Niue’s success in becoming the 68th member of the ADB.”
Premier Tagelagi also acknowledged Wayne’s critical support role in Niue’s COVID Response Committee, specifically support for the private sector. He further acknowledged the transformation Wayne brought to the Commercial Centre, bringing colour, and encouraging social activities as a place for families to gather and enjoy.
Premier Tagelagi says that the government is delighted that Wayne has agreed to continue to provide his advice to Niue as needed, including as Niue’s alternate governor to the Asia Development Bank.
“We are fortunate that Wayne will continue his assistance to us until the appointment of his successor and, importantly, the work on Niue’s ADB developments. Wayne is well regarded in the community, and his dedication to his work and his team and Niue – is not easily forgotten.”
Wayne McCaughan left the island yesterday.