CF, MA (CA), BA (Fiji)
Barry is a Fiji citizen and is the recently retired Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji. Barry joined the Central Monetary Authority of Fiji (the forerunner of the Reserve Bank of Fiji) in March 1977 and was the first staff member to achieve 40 years’ service in the bank in March 2017. Having held many senior positions at the Bank since 1991 including; economics and research, foreign reserves management and exchange rates, currency, administrative operations, domestic markets, exchange control, and financial institutions supervision, Barry is highly skilled in Financial Services. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Fiji Institute of Bankers, and President of the Fiji Badminton Association. Mr. Whiteside has also been awarded the Companion of the Order of Fiji Medal for his work and contributions towards the economy of Fiji.
Barry represented Fiji in Hockey and Badminton and managed Fiji Badminton teams to two Commonwealth Games, two Pacific Games, and three Oceania Championships. Barry is an Independent Director of KFL.
BCom, Grad Dip App Fin & Inv., CFA
A Fiji citizen, Griffon is the Managing Director of Kontiki Capital. He was previously the Manager Public Awareness & Investor Education at the Capital Markets Development Authority and an economist at the Ministry of Finance where he served with the Economic Policy Analysis Unit and the Financial Management Reform Project. He is licensed by the RBF as an Investment Adviser Representative and serves as a Director of the South Pacific Stock Exchange and on several other Boards. Past Directorships include for Fiji Gas and Pleass Global.
Griffon graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and completed the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment through the Securities Institute of Australia (now the Financial Services Institute of Australasia). He is a member of the CFA Institute and earned the CFA Charter in 2005.
Glen is a Vanuatu citizen. He is the Managing Partner of the Specialist South Pacific Corporate Advisory firm, Pacific Advisory. He is a Licensed Securities Dealer and holds a CSP Licence from the Vanuatu Securities Commission.
Glen has on extensive private sector background in Climate Finance, Policy Development, Tourism, Agriculture and Property Industry with practical hands on knowledge of the intricacies of doing business in a Pacific context. He offers a broad range of advisory and strategic services to Governments, Financial Institutions, Corporates, Regional Agencies, and Institutional Investors.
Glen has resided in Vanuatu for 16 years and sits on numerous Private and Public Boards and Committees including the current Chairperson of the Vanuatu Business Resilience Council and on the Board of the Vanuatu Surfing Association. Glen is passionate about driving development in the South Pacific through direct investment in developing countries.
Litia L. JH Niumataiwalu
MCom, BBus, DipBank
Litia is a Fiji Citizen, with over 18 years of experience in the Banking and Finance sector in Fiji with the National Bank of Fiji/Colonial. Since leaving the Banking Industry, Litia has managed various family business interests whilst undertaking Financial and Business Consulting work.
Litia graduated with a Master of Commerce (Banking & Finance) and Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) from the University of Sydney and the University of South Australia respectively, in Australia. She also completed a Diploma in Banking from the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Litia is an Independent Director of KFL.
BCom, CA (ANZ), CA (Fiji)
A Fiji Citizen, Chirk is a graduate of the University of Auckland. His career spanned 37 years in the Chartered Accountancy profession commencing in PricewaterhouseCooper’s predecessor firm of Coopers & Lybrand in Auckland, New Zealand before transferring to Fiji. He retired as a Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in December 2015.
Over his career he has overseen liquidations, receiverships, IPOs, business start‐ups and insurance claims while providing consultancy advice on mergers & acquisitions to a broad cross-section of clients in the retail, manufacturing and financial sectors of the economy. He was one of the initial representatives licensed by the RBF as an Investment Adviser. Chirks’ other area of expertise is in audit and taxation. Chirk is an Independent Director of KFL.