THE HON KAUSEA NATANO
The Honourable Kausea Natano is the Prime Minister of Tuvalu. He was sworn in as Prime Minister of Tuvalu on the 19th September 2019. Honourable Kausea Natano first became a Member of Parliament in the year 2002 and was appointed Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, then re-elected for a second term as a Member of Parliament in 2007. That year, he was appointed as the Minister for Public Utilities and Industries. In 2010, Hon. Kausea Natano was re-elected for a third term in Parliament where he was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Communication and Transport; and Minister for Public Utilities and Industries. Hon.Kausea has served as a Politician for over 18 years. Earlier in his career, Hon.Kausea Natano served in the Customs Department and later became the Director of Customs and Inland Revenue. He also served as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Bank of Tuvalu.
Hon.Kausea Natano is an Alumni of the University of the South Pacific and was one of the few students that attended King George V Secondary School in Kiribati while Tuvalu was still under the Colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands. He was born on 5th July 1957, married to Mrs Selepa Kausea Natano and have a daughter and three boys.