9. Joe Natuman
Joe Natuman, born 24 November 1952, is a ni-Vanuatu politician, member of the Vanua’aku Pati.
In the 1980s, he worked in the highest ranks of the civil service, culminating with the position of First Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office from 1987 to 1991, at the time of Prime Minister Walter Lini. He then worked as assistant registrar at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, until 1995.
He entered national politics when he was elected MP for Tanna, representing the Vanua’aku Pati, in the 1995 general election. He has been continuously re-elected since.