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Cook Islands

The Cook Islands is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 islands whose total land area is 236.


Our standard dataset contains 120 entities connected with the Cook Islands. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in the Cook Islands. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 59 entities identified as PEPs connected with the Cook Islands.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Chief of state1--
Deputy Prime Minister1--
New Zealand High Commissioner1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture1--
Minister of Audit & Public Expenditure Review Committee1--
Minister of Business, Trade, & the Investment Board1--
Minister of Cook Islands Investment Corporation1--
Minister of Cook Islands National Superannuation1--
Minister of Cook Islands Pearl Authority1--
Minister of Correctional Services1--
Minister of Cultural Development1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Environment Services1--
Minister of Finance & Economic Management1--
Minister of Financial Intelligence & Supervisory Unit1--
Minister of Financial Services Development Authority1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Immigration1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of House of Ariki1--
Minister of Infrastructure & Planning1--
Minister of Internal Affairs1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Marine Resources1--
Minister of Outer Islands1--
Minister of Parliamentary Services1--
Minister of Police1--
Minister of Public Service Commission1--
Minister of Punanga Nui Market1--
Minister of Seabed Minerals and Natural Resources1--
Minister of Telecommunications1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Transport1--
Minister of Youth & Sports1--
Minister Responsible for the Head of State1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of Parliament-43-

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Parliament of the Cook Islands-625
Deputy Prime Minister of the Cook Islands-2-
King's Representative-11
Attorney General1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...