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Derek Brien

Executive Director, Pacific Institute of Public Policy, Vanuatu
Derek Brien Derek Brien is co-founder of the Pacific Institute of Public Policy, and is responsible for setting the overall direction and growth strategy for the organisation. With an academic and professional background in development planning, Derek has provided policy and strategic planning advice to governments in Australia, Britain and the Pacific over the last fifteen years. Prior to establishing PiPP, he ran his own consultancy practice focusing on strategic communications, stakeholder engagement and the reform of government systems. In his current role as executive director, Derek has led a range of research and communications initiatives to stimulate and support policy debate in Pacific island countries on issues relating to trade, economic growth, infrastructure, governance and political systems, the aid relationship and climate change.