Executive Committee


President |Chandar Sen - Pacific Engineering Projects

Chandar Sen - Colour2013 (1)Chandar Sen is the Managing Director of Pacific Engineering Projects Ltd and Director of 2SEN Ltd and RNK Sen Group Ltd. Previous roles include: Robt Stone & Co Ltd (General Manager Projects), Fiji Electricity Authority (Acting Hydro Engineer Power) and Fiji Sugar Corporation Ltd (Mechanical Engineer).

He is President of the New Zealand Fiji Business Council.

Chandar holds a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honors and an Executive MBA, both from the University of Auckland. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (New Zealand and Samoa), an International Professional Engineer and is a member of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand and the Institution of Professional Engineers Samoa.

e. csen@pacificprojects.co.nz
mob. 021 467 736

Secretariat|Christine Connon
Anjnish Jokhan - Jokhan Chartered Accountants

Anjnish Jokhan is a Certified Public Practising Accountant currently running her accounting firm in Auckland. Prior to this she worked at several accounting firms in New Zealand before moving to Fiji where she operated and practiced her firm. She has held several directorships in statutory bodies, including Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.  Anjnish was the Chairperson of Fiji Development Bank Board Review Committee on Corporate Governance. She was the President and Treasurer of the Fiji Institute of Accountant and a branch secretary of the Australia & New Zealand Chartered Accountants.

Anjnish is a member of the Australia & New Zealand Chartered Accountants and a Registered Tax Agent of Inland Revenue Department.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Auckland University.

Jokhan Chartered Accountants
e. anjnish@jokhanca.co.nz
mob. 0223326843

Arti Chand - Arti Chand Law

Arti is an experienced tax lawyer who set up her sole practice, Arti Chand Tax Law, in 2015 after more than a decade in the private sector.  She provides domestic and international tax consulting advice to SME’s, not for profits, law firms, and high net worth individuals.

In addition, Arti is:

  • Vice President (Wellington) of the New Zealand Law Society;
  • Vice President of the Wellington branch council of the New Zealand Law Society;
  • An executive committee member of the New Zealand Fiji Business Council; 
  • Established member of New Zealand Asian Leaders and New Zealand Asian Lawyers; and 
  • The 2018 Winner of the Pasifika Woman Business Owner Award (Pasifika Business Network).

Arti is of Fijian-Indian descent and grew up in Fiji.  As such she is a strong advocate of celebrating the success of Pacific people and businesses in New Zealand.


  • Victoria University of Wellington:  Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Economics and Money & Finance)

e. arti@actaxlaw.nz
w. http://actaxlaw.nz/

Bhaskar Sharma - Alrite Steel & Services NZ Ltd

Bhaskar Sharma was exposed to International Business and trading over 25 years ago while employed as Sales Manager, Pacific for Fletcher Challenge Steel International Limited and later with a private export trading company in Auckland, NZ.

Bhaskar established his company some 14 years ago and with his engineering background and experience has given Alrite Steel a competitive edge as a supplier of Steel Products into New Zealand and Pacific Islands. 

Alrite Steel & Services NZ Limited has over 25 years of extensive experience as Steel Stockists, Importers & Suppliers with two warehouses in Auckland, NZ.

Alrite Steel now represents various major New Zealand and Asian manufacturers and supplies all type of steel and associated products to projects, contractors and fabricators throughout New Zealand and Pacific Island Countries.

With New Zealand and strategically located manufacturers from around the world and our Auckland Warehouse, our team specialises in and supplies:

  • All types of Building and Civil Construction Steel products – stockiest and distributors 
  • Innovative kit set steel frame buildings
  • Design, Detailing shop drawings, supply and fabrication of steel structures 
  • General Civil and Building Construction products and materials (Projects

e. bs@alrite.co.nz
w.  www.alrite.co.nz

Brett Jenkins – Sports Worx Limited
Dev Nadkarni – Galaxy Exim Ltd
Jeffery Nathan - AON Insurance Brokers

jeffryJeffery Nathan is the Account Manager at Aon New Zealand (#1 in Insurance Broking & Risk Management in the World). He has been with Aon for about 18 years (11 years in Asia and 7 years in New Zealand) with approximately 20 years work experience in the insurance industry. He currently provides advice on General Insurance to Corporate clients. Jeffery holds a Diploma in Insurance and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Degree from Nottingham Trent University UK.

Jeffery Nathan
Account Manager
DID: 09 362 9535
e. jeffery.nathan@aon.com
mob. 027 702 7875

Mark Plant - The Fletcher Construction Company Ltd.
Mike Hamilton - MOHNZ

​After a thriving career in different businesses, MOHNZ was pleased to welcome Michael to the team. As a motivated, results-oriented collaborator, He’s helped to make us what we are today. 

​Major achievements:

Being a high achiever in sales nationally for brands such as Audi, Volkswagen, and Citroen

Awarded Audi Sales manager of the year Premium Status

Running the team that raised over $50K for the Christchurch earthquake relief fund by way of having an open day at the Farmer Motor Group TGA for Phil Rudd (Drummer for ACDC). We had on display some of the 28 cars that I had sold him over 18 months, the most expensive one being the Ferrari F40 valued close to $1 million 

Facilitating the event of the Audi R8 V10 racing the Air force Jet at Tauranga air show.

Being part of the management team that produced the Corporate boxing event in Tauranga raising over $80k for Waipuna Hospice. Over 2500 attendees for this black tie event

Attending Vehicle releases in Dubai, Germany, and Prague. Why is this a major event? ….. I was one of 8 in the country

e. michael@mohnz.com
mob. +64 29 268 2779

Neel Pillay - ANZ Bank

Neel Pillay is the Associate Director Markets for ANZ NZ.  An experienced Banker having worked for BNZ and ANZ, Neel’s current role sees him provide complex Foreign exchange solutions to Institutional, Corporate and Commercial customers using full range and appropriate use of the Bank’s range of vanilla, derivative and consultative FX products. His previous roles included; Senior FX Relationship Manager Markets, ANZ Melbourne and Head of Markets Fiji.

e. neel.pillay@anz.com

Sachida Naidu – Pacific Direct Line

Pacific Direct Line (PDL) is a shipping company specializing in providing liner shipping services to the South Pacific region with additional bolt on business allowing us to offer a one stop shop for our customers. PDL are now the largest service provider to the South Pacific from New Zealand, Australia and Asia.

Our Vision is to be the preferred choice in the pacific region for all logistics requirements: to create new business for the region by working with our clients to develop trade and contribute to the communities we service leaving a positive footprint for the future.

e. sachidan@pdl123.co.nz
mob. + 64 29 772 0185

Stuart Rhodes

Stuart is the Northern Regional Manager for Spotless, a Downer company. Managing a team of 1200 people throughout the Central and upper North Island, Stuart is responsible for the daily operations of multi-use venues including cafes, schools, venues and stadiums. Having recently joined Downer from AsureQuality he holds a Diploma in Vocational Education and Training and an Executive MBA from the Southern Cross University. He is also a qualified chef holding London City & Guilds 706/1, 2 & 3. Stuart is also involved in a number of community organisations.

Stuart’s role is within the Facilities Services and Utilities division of Downer. Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand, they design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.  

Stuart Rhodes MBA, DIP ED
Northern Regional Manager
e. Stuart.Rhodes@spotless.co.nz
mob. +64 27 598 9731
w. www.spotless.com
w. www.downer.com




New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
Fiji Consul General & Trade Commission Office (Australia and New Zealand)

Peter James Rudd is Manager Trade & Investment and leads the New Zealand team for the Fiji Trade Commission, based in Auckland.  The Fiji Trade Commission is a Fijian government funded agency that works with businesses and government agencies to promote trade and investment opportunities to help advance, diversify and develop the Fijian economy.  Peter has over 20 years experience working across both private and public sectors for New Zealand and international organisations, including founding and executive leadership for a number of successful companies.


HE Filimone Waqabaca, High Commissioner, Fiji High Commission NZ
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Pacific Trade Invest