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 and an Executive council member of the New Zealand PNG 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.

Secretariat|Christine Connon
Ian Furlong – Pacific Trade & Invest
Kieran O’Neill, Nexans

kieranKieran O’Neill started his career with MEM 500v LTD in Birmingham England as a Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Apprentice completing his training in 1996 and graduating from Matthew Bolton College with a HNC in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Kieran continued to work at MEM 500v as a Production Manager before leaving to come to New Zealand in 2002. Kieran has worked for Olex Nexans for 10 years. His current role has seen him involved in major projects notably in the medium voltage and submarine cables being installed in Fiji, Solomon’s, Cook island and New Caledonia.
The highlight of my role is seeing the difference that reliable power can make to a community and to the overall country, both socially and economically.

Tel +64 273 393 737

Alan Foote, Pacific Direct Line
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.

Mark Plant, The Fletcher Construction Company Ltd.
Stuart Rhodes – AsureQuality Limited

Stuart Rhodes is the National Operations Manager for the Food & Dairy division of AsureQuality – AsureQuality deliver independent, globally recognised food safety assurance services throughout Australasia, Pacific Rim counties, Asia and beyond.The company has qualified auditors with the right technical knowledge, combined with a practical aptitude, to work in a collaborative manner with primary producers, exporters and resellers seeking certification and training services.

Stuart 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 Rhodes MBA, DIP ED

Operations Manager – Food & Dairy

+64 27 551 6389

AsureQuality Limited



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

Mobile: 027 702 7875

Email: jeffery.nathan@aon.com

Anjnish Jokhan, Jokhan Chartered Accountants
Brett Jenkins – Sports Worx Limited
Suresh Mani, Sailax Shipping

A former Customs Officer with FRCS Fiji worked for 13 years and migrated to NZ, worked as a Customs broker with NZ companies FedEx, Owens and TNT Express, currently Managing Director of Sailax Shipping and Freight Ltd offices based in NZ and Fiji.

Qualification attained from USP Fiji – Advanced Diploma in Quality Management and Business Excellence, Diploma in Management Studies, Experience exceeds over 20 years in the Freight Industry both in the Govt and private sector. Manages both NZ and Fiji branches and provides expertise knowledge and experience to businesses working between Trans-Tasman in freight industry.

Suresh Mani-

Ph- + 6421884489



Anusheel Chandra, Aquaheat South Pacific Ltd



Anusheel Chandra    021 388 809
General Manager – South Pacific
Email anusheel.chandra@aquaheatsouthpacific.com


Graeme Solloway, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

GS1Graeme commenced as Market Manager Australia Pacific for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in November 2014. NZTE is New Zealand’s business development agency, working with companies to assist their business growth through development of international markets, building of capability within firms and attraction of investment.


Based in Auckland, Graeme is part of NZTE’s Australia Pacific regional team supporting business engagement into the Pacific Island countries and Timor Leste. He also works closely with NZTE’s team of Trade Commissioners and Business Development Managers on key activity in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Previous to this role Graeme was Leader of NZTE’s marine programme working with companies in the areas of marine equipment and electronics, advanced materials, supply chain integration and high performance boats for recreational and commercial purposes.

From 2008 to 2012 Graeme was New Zealand Trade Commissioner to the Republic of Korea, based in Seoul.

Graeme’s has a science background, commencing as an exploration geologist in Western Australia. From there he moved into roles in ICT and telecommunications at IBM New Zealand and Telecom New Zealand, before joining NZTE in 2006. Graeme has a Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Geology, and an MBA.


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