TIS Member, Ana Tiraa has been appointed Director of the newly established Climate Change Department at the Office of the Prime Minister. Ana is a well-respected conservationist both locally and internationally. With a background in natural resources management and climate change, Ana is a very suitable choice for this newly created position. It shows the Government is serious about Climate Change by appointing such a high profile Director. Ana has just returned from attending the COP 17 in Durban and will be a very strong advocate for the Cook Islands and the plight of the Pacific.