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Mark Stephen Brown
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Mark Brown in 2020
12th Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
Assumed office
1 October 2020
Monarch Elizabeth II
Charles III
Deputy Robert Tapaitau
King's Representative Tom Marsters
Preceded by Henry Puna
Deputy Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
In office
14 June 2018 – 1 October 2020
Prime Minister Henry Puna
Preceded by Teariki Heather
Succeeded by Robert Tapaitau
Personal details
Born (1963-02-28) 28 February 1963 (age 60)
Avarua, Cook Islands
Political party Cook Islands Party
Alma mater Massey University
University of the South Pacific

Mark Stephen Brown (born 28 February 1963) is a Cook Islands politician and Prime Minister of the Cook Islands. He had previously served as Deputy Prime Minister under Henry Puna. He is a member of the Cook Islands Party.

Early life

Brown was born in 1963 in Avarua on Rarotonga, and educated at Nikao Maori School, Nikao Side School, Tereora College and Gisborne Boys' High School in New Zealand. He holds a Diploma in Public Sector Management from Massey University in New Zealand and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of the South Pacific. He has worked as a public servant, including as a policy advisor for the Prime Minister's Office and as head of the Ministry of Agriculture, and as a property developer. He has served as Vice-President of the Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Cook Islands Touch Association.

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