Queensland Trade Commissioner for the Pacific
Market coverage: PNG, and the Pacific Islands nations of Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tonga, Samoa, and New Zealand.
An accomplished executive with extensive Australian and international experience in leadership, executive management, government relations, project and service delivery, Leata Alaimoana was appointed Queensland Trade Commissioner for the Pacific in March 2023.
Leata began her career within the Investment Attraction Unit with what was then Queensland Department of State Development in 2002. The last two decades has taken Leata through a variety of management and leadership roles in the Queensland and Federal Governments, Sunshine Coast City Council, and Aviation Australia.
During her time with Pacific Trade Invest Australia she facilitated over $33 million in investments across the Pacific Island region, creating economic opportunities while delivering positive social outcomes for communities.
Leata is a non-executive Director on the Boards of Good Return and Exemplar International Development, and is NAATI accredited as a Samoan interpreter/translator.