Mr John Hogan is the Director of the Economic Development Division (EDD) at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) based in Suva, Fiji. He led the development, design and establishment of the division in 2010, including setting the strategic direction to operationalize energy, ICT outreach and transport (maritime and aviation) programme under the new division. Under John’s leadership, the division formulated three regional sectoral frameworks to guide development in the energy, ICT and transport sectors of 22 Pacific Island countries and territories. John is an experienced change manager having been involved in cultural and organizational change in the shipping sector in the Pacific.
With over 30 years of commercial and regulatory experience in the maritime industry, John has served in several senior management positions, including senior operations manager, fleet superintendent, maritime policy and compliance advisor and master of foreign-going ships in Hong Kong, Norway and New Zealand.
John is a member of the Honourable Company of Masters Mariners and became a Fellow of the Nautical Institute in 2002.