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Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)

The PLCO is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia and its focal point for New Zealand. It is involved in programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

Pacific: Contacts and Holidays

Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Level 20, 45 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW Australia 2000

  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +61 2 8270 9444
  Fax +61 2 8270 9445
  E-mail

About Us

The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. It allows ADB to be more responsive to the development needs of the Pacific and further strengthens its relations with governments, the private sector, academia, media and other key stakeholders in the region.

It is involved in programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

PLCO’s responsibilities include:

  • promoting private sector development across all 15 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries via the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, which is co-financed by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand;
  • hosting joint activities and holding consultations with academic and research institutions, and civil society;
  • coordinating and hosting high-level visits from ADB Headquarters to Australia, New Zealand, and countries of responsibility; and
  • facilitating country reporting and updating, aid coordination, external relations and information dissemination.

Staff

Lotte SCHOU-ZIBELL (Ms)Regional Director  E-mail
Matthew HODGE (Mr)Deputy Regional Director and Senior Country Specialist  E-mail
Sally SHUTE-TREMBATH (Ms)External Communications Specialist  E-mail

Extended Missions

Nauru Pacific Country Office
Camilla SOLOMON (Ms)
Solomon Islands Pacific Country Office
Level 1, Heritage Park Commercial Building
Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Solomon Islands
  Tel +677 23333
  E-mail
Vanuatu Pacific Country Office
Level 5, Reserve Bank Building
Rue Emile Mercet P.O. Box 3221, Port Vila, Vanuatu
  Tel +678 23610
  E-mail

Holidays 2020

The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
Australia Day January 27 (Monday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
Queen's Birthday June 8 (Monday)
Bank Holiday August 3 (Monday)
Labour Day October 5 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Boxing Day December 28 (Monday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Thursday)

Last updated: 13 January 2020