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New Board Directors for Telecommunications Authority

The newly-appointed board members bring a wealth of experience and expertise from diverse fields, which will strengthen TAF’s strategic direction and governance.

TAF board chair David Eyre.

The Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (TAF) has appointed new members to its board of directors.

These appointments underscore TAF’s commitment to strengthening its leadership team and dedication to promoting a dynamic and innovative telecommunications sector in Fiji, the Ministry of Trade, Co-operatives, SME’s and Communications said in a statement.

The newly-appointed board members bring a wealth of experience and expertise from diverse fields, which will strengthen TAF’s strategic direction and governance.

The new Board includes David Eyre as chair, Tomasi Vakatora as vice chair while the other members are Annie Rogers, Tupou Baravilala and Eugene Singh.

David Eyre – Chair 

Mr Eyre’s experience spans 25 years across telecommunications, broadcast television, energy access, and climate finance sectors, showcasing his versatile prowess in both private and public sectors.

His career encompasses diverse roles, including spearheading Business Development in fixed-line telecommunications, supervising operations for prepaid voice and data products, and overseeing residential ISP operations with Telecom Fiji and its subsidiary TransTel.

TAF board chair David Eyre.

Tomasi Vakatora – Vice Chair 

Mr Vakatora is a business consultant and a qualified accountant by profession with interests in corporate finance, corporate governance, investment, company directorships and national development.

Mr Vakatora has vast work experience having worked at Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants, Westpac Banking Corporation, FNPF and ATH.

TAF board vice chair Tomasi Vakatora.

Annie Rogers 

Ms Rogers has over the years worked with a number of organisations, including over 17 years with the Reserve Bank of Fiji, holding the positions of chief manager Economics, and Advisor to the Governor.

She was the chief executive officer of the Fiji Trade & Investment Bureau (Investment Fiji).

Ms Rogers was also based in Washington D.C. with the International Monetary Fund, as advisor to the executive director. Ms Rogers has served on several boards in the past, including the TAF Board, bringing a wealth of experience and skills with her.

TAF board member Annie Rogers

Tupou Baravilala 

Ms Baravilala is a digital transformation specialist with a passion for digital equity, cybersecurity and creating a more inclusive society.

She spearheaded the development of the digitalFIJI platform –– a secure single sign-in portal granting access to an expanding range of e-government services, including birth registration, feedback submission, and digital company registration.

TAF board member Tupou Baravilala

Eugene Singh 

Mr Singh is an information and telecommunications specialist with over 30 years of experience in telecoms, information technology and emergency management focussed on business strategy, performance scorecards, digital transformation and project management.

He has held general managerial positions with Telecom Fiji, Xceed Pacifica, Connect Internet Services and Telikom PNG and has consulted for Telikom PNG Ltd, Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, National Fire Authority, Nauru Utilities Corporation and Solomon Power.

TAF board member Eugene Singh

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