Coral is currently the Senior Advisor to the Director General of SPC and the President of Tofia Niue, a Non Profit implementing the Niue Ocean Wide Project. She has over 20 years of professional experience in the Pacific Region addressing international, regional, and national level issues across the fields of Sustainable Development, climate change, climate financing, and climate security, sustainable ocean management, and Pacific Regionalism. Prior to joining SPC she ran her own Consultancy business and was the Green Climate Fund’s Pacific Regional Advisor. She is a member of the Climate Security Experts Network and sits on the global Strategic Advisory Board on Climate Security and Foresight. In these capacities, she has briefed the UN Security Council on the issue of climate security and its impacts on the Pacific region. She has an academic background in Earth and Environmental Science, Development planning and remote sensing, and International Environmental Systems. She is has developed innovative Sustainable Financing Strategies for Niue’s Ocean Wide commitments and is implementing these through a public-private partnership with the government, philanthropy, and the private sector.