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AICD in the Fiji Sun

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On Thursday 2 August, a recap of AICD's dinner in Suva featured in the Fiji Sun.

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AICD in the Fiji Sun

  1. 1. BUSINESS | PAGE 15 | FIJI SUN | THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 | FIJISUN.COM.FJ T he Australian Insti- tute of Company Di- rectors (AICD) host- ed a dinner in Suva for the Fijian business com- munity on July 18 with former Wallabies captain Phil Kearns. Mr Kearns, who now runs an insurance broker- age, discussed the paral- lels to be found between sport and the boardroom. “Defining success in business is more difficult than in sport,” Mr Kearns said. “Accountability is impor- tant: leaders need to be held accountable and re- ceive feedback.” The event also acknowl- edged recent graduates of the Fiji Directors Course that the AICD runs in Fiji. The AICD will be back in Fiji from October 1-3 to deliver the Fiji Directors Course in Suva. They will also run an In- ternational Company Di- rectors Course from July 15-19, 2019 in Nadi: the first time it will be run in the West. The course will run for five days and is based on global governance princi- ples. Australian Institute of Company Directors maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPANY DIRECTORS Defining Success In Business Is Harder Than Sports: From left: former Wallabies captain Phil Kearns, Westpac head of corporate banking Elliott Griffin, director Basic Industries Limited Kalpana Lal, Fiji Sports Council CEO Litiana Loabuka, Westpac head of finance Roneel Kumar, Fijian Holdings Limited fund management acting general manager Mereoni Matavou, Fiji Environmental Law Association lawyer/co-ordinator Kiji Vukikomoala and RB Patel Group chief operating officer Deepak Rathod at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel on July 18,2 018. Photo: Australian Institute of Company Directors Bank South Pacific commissions renewable energy project B ank South Pacific (BSP) handed over the reins to a brand new solar power supply system to the board & man- agement of Nailuva District School. This has marked the suc- cessful completion of its latest Rural Renewable En- ergy Project. They held the handover on July 30. BSP senior manager rural banking Isikeli Taoi while addressing the 270 primary and kindergarten students emphasised BSP’s com- mitment to enhancing the quality of their education through this investment project. “Our commitment to Fiji’s development goes beyond banking,” Mr taoi said. “Now that you have light to help extend your study hours into the night, make full use of it so you can succeed in your education. Always remember to give back to your parents and communities.” The BSP sponsored Solar Power system will generate power for the school hostel, dining hall and classrooms for their night studies. Mr Taoi commended the students, the school admin- istration, parents and the local communities for their determination to facilitate quality education. He witnessed first-hand, how classrooms used as a learning centre during the day were ‘transformed’ into bedrooms at night when students would lift their mattresses from the school veranda into the room. “What a humbling experi- ence to witness the resil- ience of these children,” Mr Taoi said. “This Branch Community Project initiated by our staff in Rakiraki demon- strates their empathy for the community they serve.” “This has enabled this re- mote school to have access to 24-hour power supply.” The Nailuva District School, which accommo- dates boarders too, is one of the most remote communi- ties in the Ra province with no bus services. The school is also amongst those being assisted by the Government of Fiji through infrastructural de- velopment following vast damages sustained during TC Winston. Bank South Pacific maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING GRADUATES n Litiana Loabuka, Chief Executive Officer, Fiji Sports Council n Kalpana Lal, Director, BIL n Deepak Rathod, Chief Operating Officer, RB Patel Group n Mereoni Matavou, General Manager (Acting), FHL Fund Management n Elliott Griffin, Head of Corporate Banking, Westpac n Roneel Kumar, Head of Finance, Westpac n Kiji Vukikomoala, Coordinator/Lawyer, FELA

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