Former Official Secretary

Sir Tipo Vuatha passes on

Sir Tipo passed away last week after a long illness.

He was the longest serving Official Secretary at the Governor General's Office, providing advice and oversight on matters of State, Protocol, Diplomacy, and ceremonial duties.

Sir Tipo worked at the Governor General's Office for over 20 years, starting as an Accountant in the early 1990s and rising to become the Official Secretary in charge of administration of Government House. He served three Governor Generals: Sir Silas Atopare, Grand Chief Sir Paulias Matane, and Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio.