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12th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum

Apr 2023
08:00 AM
Plaza Room P1, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Streets South Bank Brisbane Queensland Australia


Ms Aicha Sow

Senior Operations Officer - Aus NZ Pacific, International Finance Corporation
Aïcha Sow is a Senior Operations Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in... More

The Hon Manasseh Maelanga

Minister for Infrastructure and Development, Government of Solomon Islands
Before entering into Politics, he is a Senior Police Officer He was elected into National... More

Senator The Hon Tim Ayres

Assistant Minister for Trade, Government of Australia
Tim Ayres is the Assistant Minister for Trade and Assistant Minister for Manufacturing in the... More

Mr Albert Kabui

Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
Albert Maeraga Kabui is the current Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh... More

Ms Annette Leith

Country Representative Solomon Islands & Vanuatu, World Bank
Ms. Annette Leith is the World Bank’s Representative for Country Offices in Solomon... More

Ms Annie Cheffers

Enrichment & Engagement Coordinator, Australia Awards Solomon Islands
Annie (Ann) supports Australia Awards scholars and alumni to enhance their professional... More

Mr Bob Pollard

Managing Director, Pasifiki Services
Born and raised in the Solomon Islands, Bob Pollard, the Managing Director of Pasifik HR and... More

Ms Belinda Botha

Director, Dive Munda
Multi-award winning entrepreneur, senior strategic People professional, consultant and business... More

Mr Bunyan Sivoro

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture & Tourism
Mr Sivoro has been a career civil servant in the Public Service of Solomon Islands for the past... More

Mr Chris Peters

CEO / Executive Director, Pacific Tug
Chris is a founding Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Tug Group.... More

Mr Dagnal Dereveke

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Solomons
Hailing from Choiseul Province in the north-west of the Solomon Islands, Dagnal Dereveke has... More

Mr Daniel Tucker

Country Manager Solomon Islands, Kramer Ausenco
Daniel Tucker is a former Solomon Islands Chamber Commerce and Industry (SICCI) Board Member and... More

Mr Erik Andersen

Partner, Dentons Australia
Erik has been practising in PNG since 1990 and is regarded as being amongst the most experienced... More

Mr Eranda Kotelawala

Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Islands Ports Authority
    Eranda Kotelawala was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Islands Ports... More

Mr Geoff Hiller

Director and CEO, Pacific Nickel Mines Limited
Geoff has extensive experience in engineering, project management and mining finance. Prior to... More

Mr Ian Gooden

General Manager, Solomon Water
Ian is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 25 years civil engineering and management... More

Mr Jay Bartlett

Managing Director, Hatanga Ltd
Jay Bartlett is the Managing Director at Hatanga Ltd, a local construction company based in the... More

Mrs Krista Jacob-Tatapu

Director of Mines, Ministry of Mines Energy and Rural Electrification
Krista Jacob-Tatapu is the Director of Mines, a Division within the Ministry of Mines, Energy... More

Dr Kishti Sen

International Economist, ANZ Research, ANZ Banking Group
Kishti is an accomplished Senior Economist providing best-in-class decision making support. As... More

Leata Alaimoana

QLD Trade Commissioner to the Pacific, Trade and Investment Queensland
An accomplished executive with extensive Australian and international experience in leadership,... More

Ms Lorena Estigarribia

Senior Technical Assistance Officer, Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility
Lorena has extensive experience developing infrastructure investment plans across economic and... More

Mr Lottie Vaisakavea

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock
Lottie Vaisekavea is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock in... More

Dr Luke Forau

Governor, Reserve Bank of Solomon Islands
Mr. Luke Forau is the Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the Chairman of... More

Mr Luke Jackson

Senior Export Manager, Pacific Islands International
Luke Jackson is a Senior Export Manager for Pacific Islands International. He manages the... More

Mr Malcolm Devin

General Manager, BY Group
Malcolm Devin along with 3 other Indigenous directors started BY Group in 2014. BY Group... More

Mr Matthew Hodge

Asian Development Bank, Deputy Regional Director
Matt is a development economist who has spent the last 10 years working for the Asian... More

Mr Michael Wate

Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Islands National Provident Fund
Mr. Wate is the current CEO of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF).  Prior... More

Ms Namoi Kaluae

Co-founder, Adkonect and Pacific Tenders
Namoi is a passionate entrepreneur and a leader in the Solomon Islands business community. She... More

COL Paul Wright CSC

Acting Assistant Secretary,, Indo-Pacific Infrastructure Branch, Pacific Div, Department of Defence
FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) Eng Exec BCivEng (Hons), MEngSc (Proj Mngt), MA... More

Mr Peter Stewart

Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Islands Games Organising Committee
With over thirty years’ senior management experience in large scale, high profile, global... More

Mr Rick Mollmann

Project Manager Bina Harbour Project Office, Johnstaff International Development
Rick is a senior project manager with more than 20 years’ experience. His current role... More

Mr Robert Jauncey

Chief Investment Officer, AIFFP, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Rob Jauncey is the Chief Investment Officer for the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility... More

HE Mr Rod Hilton

High Commissioner, Australian High Commission, Solomon Islands
Mr Hilton is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was... More

Mr Roy Lagolago

Head of Secretariat, PACER Plus Implementation Unit
Roy Lagolago is the Head of Secretariat for the PACER Plus Implementation Unit and Labour... More

Mr Simon Gorman

Managing Director, Reeves Envico Group
Simon is a construction professional who  has managed projects across the world He has... More

Mr Toby Griffiths

Country Manager Australia, Swire Shipping
Toby Griffiths has worked in international shipping, focusing on the Pacific, for the past 10... More