About Us

Our Background
Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) was established in April 2015. It is a New Zealand government initiative, that is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade with the overall aim to build stronger relationships in the Pacific region by supporting the media sector. Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) aims to support Pacific free-to-air broadcasters through delivering more New Zealand originated content that can be rebroadcast to their local audiences and encouraging the production of local content via the provision of field equipment and training. Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) will send a variety of programme content that includes sports, news, current affairs, documentaries, and entertainment via satellite IS19.
Natasha Meleisea
Chief Executive
Natasha embeds an inclusive approach to all aspects of how she operates in business. Of Samoan heritage she weaves cultural diversity into her management style and embraces difference as a strength. Natasha brings more than 25 years of business management and marketing experience to the organisation with 20 years specifically in broadcast media and advertising; including senior executive roles in both commercial and not-for-profit media organisations with a focus on building indigenous media performance, capacity, and capability. She was integral in the establishment of PCBL - Pasifika TV in 2015 and later became its first CEO with the aspiration to strengthen the broadcasting collective of indigenous broadcasters across the Pacific.
Gary Monk
Chairman
Having spent over 40 years in the primary industry sector, Gary has a long-standing involvement in the Pacific. In the 70s Gary exported fresh Fijian ginger to Japan, the 80s saw exporting of frozen NZ goods to Papua New Guinea; and in the 90s Gary airfreighted chilled tuna and swordfish from the Cook Islands and Tonga to North America and Japan. So, in 2015 when the opportunity to chair Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd came up, Gary jumped at the chance to give back to a region dear to his heart. Since 2009 Gary has been a member of the Institute of Directors and brings a wealth of governance experience including: a director of Radio NZ (2009 – 2015), chair of Mathias International (2000 – 2012), regional chair BNZ Partners North (2010-2020), chair of New Zealand Light Leathers (2004 – present), and chair of Bluff Ltd (2018 to present). In 2010, Gary was awarded the North Shore City Council Civic Awards for service to the community and was inducted into the Enterprise North Shore Business Hall of Fame. 2015 saw Gary receive the insignia of an Office of the NZ Order of Merit for services to the seafood industry and the community. Together with his wife Lesley they support several local charity and support groups.
Rick Nelson
Board Member
From 2007 to 2020 Rick was the General Manager of Air New Zealand’s Cargo Division with responsibilities including National and International Cargo Sales and Operations, Health and Safety, and regulatory compliance. He has a passion for, and experience in, the Pacific having spent his first six years with Air New Zealand as the New Zealand and Pacific Islands Regional Cargo Manager. In this role he worked closely with various Pacific government agencies, freight forwarders, and the Pacific import and export community. In addition to serving on the PCBL board, Rick also serves as a Supply Chain Advisors to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise as well as being a member of the Board of Advisors to the Wymap Group. Rick’s qualifications include degrees from the University of Canterbury and the University of Auckland in addition to being a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rick is also a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.  
Annemarie Browne
Board Member
Prior to her current role as Chief Marketing Officer of Lotto New Zealand, Annemarie was CEO of Aspire2 Business; a part of the of the Aspire2 Group one of hew New Zealand’s largest private education groups. She brings over 25 years of broadcasting industry experience across multiple geographies with roles including senior sales, marketing, and content positions at ITV, Channel Seven, TV3 and TVNZ. Annemarie also worked extensively in the digital sector as Country Manager for SEEK New Zealand and Global Marketing Director for Orion Health. Annemarie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and has held industry positions on the Advertising Standards Board, the Marketing and Communications Committee for Digital Switchover, and the Television Commercial Approvals Board.
Caren Rangi
Board Member
Caren is a proud Cook Islands Māori who has a governance career that spans nineteen years on Boards in the broadcasting, health, and arts sectors. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Caren’s appointments include Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand (Creative New Zealand) and Pacific Homecare Services; board member of Radio New Zealand, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Pacific Inc Ltd (trading as Le Va). She is also a Director of the Cook Islands Investment Corporation in Rarotonga. Her service to governance and leadership was recognised in 2016 with the awarding of New Zealander of Year Local Hero Award and again in 2018 with the Linden Estate Hawke’s Bay Business Leader of the Year. Caren was further honoured with an Office of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2018 for services to governance and the Pacific community and in 2021 was made the inaugural Pacific Governance Leader at the Women in Governance awards. She is enthusiastic about supporting her Cook Islands and Pacific communities in New Zealand and the region to achieve their aspirations.
Greg Drummond
Board Member
Greg is a 5th generation New Zealander of mixed Māori (Ngāti Porou) and Scottish heritage. His wife Lallit is a New Zealander of Fiji Indian heritage. In addition to serving on the board of PCBL, Greg consults through his own company Telemedia Consulting. Prior to this Greg completed a 26-year extended tour of duty at Sky Television in New Zealand as Director of Broadcasting and Media. In the latter part of his tenure he was a key sponsor for sporting events including the Rugby World Cup and Olympic and Commonwealth Games for New Zealand. Greg is an industry veteran with a proven results-focused record in television production operations, project delivery and organisational management. He has strong local and international relationships with television industry professionals, media technology suppliers, production companies, programme providers, and specialist media delivery companies.
Natasha Meleisea
Chief Executive
Natasha embeds an inclusive approach to all aspects of how she operates in business. Of Samoan heritage she weaves cultural diversity into her management style and embraces difference as a strength. Natasha brings more than 25 years of business management and marketing experience to the organisation with 20 years specifically in broadcast media and advertising; including senior executive roles in both commercial and not-for-profit media organisations with a focus on building indigenous media performance, capacity, and capability. She was integral in the establishment of PCBL - Pasifika TV in 2015 and later became its first CEO with the aspiration to strengthen the broadcasting collective of indigenous broadcasters across the Pacific.
Gary Monk
Chairman
Having spent over 40 years in the primary industry sector, Gary has a long-standing involvement in the Pacific. In the 70s Gary exported fresh Fijian ginger to Japan, the 80s saw exporting of frozen NZ goods to Papua New Guinea; and in the 90s Gary airfreighted chilled tuna and swordfish from the Cook Islands and Tonga to North America and Japan. So, in 2015 when the opportunity to chair Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd came up, Gary jumped at the chance to give back to a region dear to his heart. Since 2009 Gary has been a member of the Institute of Directors and brings a wealth of governance experience including: a director of Radio NZ (2009 – 2015), chair of Mathias International (2000 – 2012), regional chair BNZ Partners North (2010-2020), chair of New Zealand Light Leathers (2004 – present), and chair of Bluff Ltd (2018 to present). In 2010, Gary was awarded the North Shore City Council Civic Awards for service to the community and was inducted into the Enterprise North Shore Business Hall of Fame. 2015 saw Gary receive the insignia of an Office of the NZ Order of Merit for services to the seafood industry and the community. Together with his wife Lesley they support several local charity and support groups.
Rick Nelson
Board Member
From 2007 to 2020 Rick was the General Manager of Air New Zealand’s Cargo Division with responsibilities including National and International Cargo Sales and Operations, Health and Safety, and regulatory compliance. He has a passion for, and experience in, the Pacific having spent his first six years with Air New Zealand as the New Zealand and Pacific Islands Regional Cargo Manager. In this role he worked closely with various Pacific government agencies, freight forwarders, and the Pacific import and export community. In addition to serving on the PCBL board, Rick also serves as a Supply Chain Advisors to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise as well as being a member of the Board of Advisors to the Wymap Group. Rick’s qualifications include degrees from the University of Canterbury and the University of Auckland in addition to being a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rick is also a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.  
Annemarie Browne
Board Member
Prior to her current role as Chief Marketing Officer of Lotto New Zealand, Annemarie was CEO of Aspire2 Business; a part of the of the Aspire2 Group one of hew New Zealand’s largest private education groups. She brings over 25 years of broadcasting industry experience across multiple geographies with roles including senior sales, marketing, and content positions at ITV, Channel Seven, TV3 and TVNZ. Annemarie also worked extensively in the digital sector as Country Manager for SEEK New Zealand and Global Marketing Director for Orion Health. Annemarie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and has held industry positions on the Advertising Standards Board, the Marketing and Communications Committee for Digital Switchover, and the Television Commercial Approvals Board.
Caren Rangi
Board Member
Caren is a proud Cook Islands Māori who has a governance career that spans nineteen years on Boards in the broadcasting, health, and arts sectors. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Caren’s appointments include Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand (Creative New Zealand) and Pacific Homecare Services; board member of Radio New Zealand, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Pacific Inc Ltd (trading as Le Va). She is also a Director of the Cook Islands Investment Corporation in Rarotonga. Her service to governance and leadership was recognised in 2016 with the awarding of New Zealander of Year Local Hero Award and again in 2018 with the Linden Estate Hawke’s Bay Business Leader of the Year. Caren was further honoured with an Office of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2018 for services to governance and the Pacific community and in 2021 was made the inaugural Pacific Governance Leader at the Women in Governance awards. She is enthusiastic about supporting her Cook Islands and Pacific communities in New Zealand and the region to achieve their aspirations.
Greg Drummond
Board Member
Greg is a 5th generation New Zealander of mixed Māori (Ngāti Porou) and Scottish heritage. His wife Lallit is a New Zealander of Fiji Indian heritage. In addition to serving on the board of PCBL, Greg consults through his own company Telemedia Consulting. Prior to this Greg completed a 26-year extended tour of duty at Sky Television in New Zealand as Director of Broadcasting and Media. In the latter part of his tenure he was a key sponsor for sporting events including the Rugby World Cup and Olympic and Commonwealth Games for New Zealand. Greg is an industry veteran with a proven results-focused record in television production operations, project delivery and organisational management. He has strong local and international relationships with television industry professionals, media technology suppliers, production companies, programme providers, and specialist media delivery companies.