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Chief Executive Officer

Kokonut Pacific

The Organisation

We're a social enterprise that's serious about empowering lives in some of the world's poorest remote coastal communities. We provide sustainable and culturally appropriate technology and resources to help coconut communities produce valuable products and access markets beyond their village.

Everything we do is about the people and the lives that we are changing. Our story started with our DME® coconut oil press which provides a new life for remote island communities by turning their coconuts into one of the world’s freshest extra virgin organic coconut oils without the need to leave their family or village. Not only do we buy the oil produced by the villages in the Solomon Islands upfront (providing it meets export standard) we also give back 100% of the profits from the sale of every Niulife product so communities can enjoy a better quality of life.

Our Values are at the heart of our business. We believe it is these values that define who we are and influence how we go about our work.

Caring: We are inspired by Jesus to show compassion and work to serve others.

Committed: We are committed to our work, the task at hand and the communities we serve.

Empowered: We are empowered to bring hope, innovate and make a difference in everything we do.

Trusted: We support the ethical and fair trade of healthy, organic and sustainable products.

United: We respect and appreciate each other and work together to achieve great results.

The Opportunity

This opportunity will suit a community minded candidate with business experience looking for their first CEO role in a social enterprise; or it could be an ideal fit for someone looking to move from a high-profile position to one of influence where they could make an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of others.

Whatever your background the role will challenge and excite as you engage with the small team to drive and deliver changes to stabilise and grow the business.

You will report directly to the Board being responsible for giving proper strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success.

To thrive as a CEO you must be a prudent manager and an inspiring leader. You will have a business mindset and will take actions to enhance cash flow while keeping the human factor in perspective.

The overriding goal is to drive the development of Kokonut Pacific and guide it towards long-term success.


  • Overseeing all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission
  • Developing and maintaining sound financial practices and policies
  • Driving sales through an innovative marketing strategy
  • Motivating and inspiring your team
  • Analysing problematic situations and occurrences and providing solutions to ensure survival and growth
  • Developing and maintaining a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of Kokonut Pacific.

The Person

You will have:

  • Alignment and commitment to the values of Kokonut Pacific
  • High level leadership skills, including change of leadership
  • Business experience, ideally including experience working with a Board
  • Strong financial management skills and experience
  • An understanding of marketing strategies, both domestic and international.

Relevant financial or business qualifications or FMCG sector experience will be well regarded. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.

For the right candidate flexible working arrangements can be negotiated.

A full Position Description is attached below.

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