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.

Secretariat|Christine Connon
Alan Foote, Pacific Direct Line

Alan Foote is the Commercial Manager for Pacific Direct Line and has been involved with Pacific Island shipping for over 30 years . He is currently the Commercial Manager for Pacific Direct Line  . He has  been involved in the Fiji /NZ trade since 1981

Alan Foote

Commercial Manager

Pacific Direct Line Limited

Ph +6421710069


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

Phone no. 0223326843


Arti Chand - Arti Chand Law
Bhaskar Sharma - Alrite Steel & Services NZ Ltd
Chris Booth - Kensington Swan
Don Mann - Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Don Mann was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) in January 2019. Prior to this Don spent four years as Head of Corporate Partnerships for Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED), responsible for establishing ATEED’s partnership team in execution of the region’s economic development strategy. He is the former General Manager of the Vodafone Warriors NRL Franchise and a former Detective with NZ Police. Don is a certified Company Director and holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from Massey University.

+ 64 21 426224

Ian Furlong – Pacific Trade & Invest

Ian is the trade Development manager for Pacific Trade Invest facilitating trade activity between NZ and Pacific Island countries.

Ian has lived in Suva, Fiji, for several years in a previous role as General Manager of Coca Cola Amatil Fiji and has held other roles in the FMCG sector with General Foods, Wattie’s and in the brewing industry.

He has also spent five years as General Manager of the Pacific Business Mentoring Programme before joining Pacific Trade Invest in 2016 and has a strong interest in promoting trade with NZ and its Pacific neighbours.

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

Mark Plant, The Fletcher Construction Company Ltd.
Michael Swan -Pacific Forum 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.

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

+64 27 598 9731






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