Mike Carr | Director | Member of the Risk Oversight, Compliance & Internal Audit Committee
Appointed as a Board Director in April 2020, Mike Carr is no stranger to the Bank of the Cook Islands. As the former Managing Director of KPMG in the Cook Islands (our auditors); after 34 years of service Mike has recently retired (November 2018) from running the Cook Islands largest Accounting firm.
KPMG is renowned for their commitment to quality and consistency and a responsibility to public interest that Mike and his team of KPMG professionals took very seriously. With a strong focus on accounting and taxation advice to the private sector, Mike also provided services to client’s for cash flow projections, loan applications, acquisitions and restructuring. He provided taxation advice to most of the Government SOEs and has served on the Government’s Budget Committee and the 2013 Tax Reform Committee.
As Co-owner and Director of Lagoon Breeze Villas Rarotonga, a family friendly Resort, and owner of a beach-house / studio property, Mike has a strong foothold in, and understanding of, the tourism sector.
Mike is also a non-executive Board Director on the privately-owned company of CITC, which is the largest retailer, importer, wholesaler and distributor on the island. He also provides business advise, directorship and trustee services to a limited number of clients.
Not only is Mike well known in business circles, but through his participation in, and administration of, various sports, school involvement and church activities, over many years, he is well known in the wider community.
An avid Triathlete and member of the Cook Islands Triathlon Committee, Mike’s regime consists of national record aspiring routines. He is supported by a family of sports fanatics, both his wife and children being national representatives in their own sporting arena’s.
Mike contributes his impact of professionalism, community spirit, and aspirational growth goals in local ownership to the ‘Peoples Bank’.