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Robert Gordon Lyon aka Bob Lyon- Chairman.    

Robert ‘Bob’ Lyon ranks among the South Pacific’s most experienced and best-regarded business leaders. During his 43 years with ANZ, twelve of these as Managing Director Pacific, he had responsibility also for ANZ retail operations in Asia.

He has held numerous Board positions both in Fiji and overseas, including his past chairmanship of FINTEL/Kidanet and of Melbourne City Marketing. He has also served on the Boards of Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Economic Bulletin, Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council and Australia Pacific Islands Business Council. He spent 14 years with the Australia Fiji Business Council, of which he was President for 5 years.  In addition to being chair of the Fiji Development Bank, he currently chairs Foundation for Development Cooperation, Sunergise Group and Kula Fund Investment Board.
Mr Lyon holds a Graduate Diploma in Organisation Development from RMIT University. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

In 2005 he was awarded the 30th Independence Anniversary Commemorative Medal by the PNG Government for services to the Banking industry. A Chiefly Samoan title is further evidence of the respect afforded him throughout the region.

 

Mr Wella Pillay - Deputy Chairman

He is the Director and Chief Executive Officer for Gecko Trucking (Fiji)Ltd, Construction Equipment Hire (Lautoka) Ltd, & Wairiki Logging Ltd. Mr Pillay initially worked at the Bank of New Zealand - Sigatoka branch before migrating to New Zealand. Later on, he returned to Fiji to start up his business ventures for which he is currently managing. Mr Pillay also invests his time in community work for TISI Global Sangam and is a trustee for Friends of Fiji Heart Foundation.

Mr Inia Naiyaga - Board Member

Mr Naiyaga holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Accounting & Economics from the University of the South Pacific, He is a full member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants since 1984, and a Fellow of Fiji Institute of Bankers. Mr Naiyaga is also the Chairman of Fijian Holding's Trustees Ltd and a member of the University of the South Pacific Finance & Investment Committee. His deep knowledge and work experience stems from initially working for the Fiji Sugar Corporation in 1971, the ANZ Bank as Bank officer in 1974, General Manager (International) at Reserve Bank of Fiji, Chief Manager Financial Institutions  at the Reserve Bank of Fiji in 1998, Deputy Governor  for the National Reserve Bank of Tonga in 2004 and before retiring in 2014 he was the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji.

 
Ms. Olivia Mavoa - Board Member
Ms. Mavoa is the General Manager for Musket Cove Resort, Malololailai. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Central Queensland University, Australia. Prior to this, she was the Manager for Fiji Trade & Investment Board (now Investment Fiji), Northern Regional Office (March 2009-2010) and Tourism & Business Consultant for Mavoa Consultancy (2004-2009). She was also the CEO for Fiji Hotel Association from 1994 to 2004. She holds vast experience in business and industrial relations consultancy as well as the tourism sector.



Mr Rajesh Patel - Board Member
Mr. Patel is the current Director for R.C. Manubhai Group of companies and the Director for Nando’s Fiji. He holds a Diploma in Textile Engineering from M.S. University. He is also a Justice of Peace, Board of governance at Xavier College, Vice President at the Oceania Football Conference and President of the Fiji Football Association.