Mr Nesbitt Hazelman

Chairperson


Appointed to the Authority on 4th May 2019, Mr. Hazelman holds a Masters in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from Sydney University, Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Australian Training and Quality College, a Bachelor of Arts with double majors in Management and Sociology and a Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the University of the South Pacific. He has over 31 years of experience in Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Executive Management. He held senior positions at various organizations like Fiji Development Bank, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation and Investment Fiji. He has been in the position since 2010. Mr. Hazelman currently sits on various boards such as Fiji Public Service Commission, Fijian Holdings Trust Limited, Export Council of Fiji, Public Rental Board, and Employment Relations Advisory Board.Mr. Hazelman is the current member of His Excellency the President’s “College of Honor”.
over 31 years of experience in Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Executive Management

Mr Craig Strong

Authority Member


Mr. Strong was born and raised in Suva, educated at Kings College Auckland and Massey University in Palmerston North in New Zealand. Mr. Strong brings a comprehensive Pacific based commercial management and board governance experience in the commercial, government and not for profit sectors. With a background in commercial roles in New Zealand, he has worked for James Hardie Pipelines, Humes Pipeline Systems and Mico Plumbing & Pipelines. Mr. Strong has held General Management positions of significant Fijian trading companies such as the hardware company Vinod Patel & Company Limited and supermarket chain RB Patel Group. Mr. Strong, also served as the General Manager of the Squire Shipping Company, Pacific Agencies Fiji Limited and the Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Cooperation Foundation. Mr. Strong is the former President of the Fiji NZ Business Council, former Chairman of the Fiji Export Council, former Chairman of the Fiji Ship Owners and Agents Association and the former Chair of the Friends of Fiji Heart Foundation. Mr. Strong has also been involved in Pacific based Business Councils having been a board member of the Fiji Australia Business Council and the Fiji PNG Business Council. Mr. Strong has previously held board directorships of the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation, Pacific Agencies Fiji Limited, Container Services Fiji Limited, the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji, the Housing Authority of Fiji, and Public Rental Board of Fiji and Fijian Holdings Fund Management Limited and Director of the NZ Institute of Pacific Research. Mr. Strong holds professional membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
brings a comprehensive Pacific based commercial management and board governance experience in the commercial, government and not for profit sectors

Mr Roveen Permal

Authority Member


Roveen Permal is a qualified structural engineer and project manager with 20 years of extensive experience within Fiji and the Pacific. Some of the signature projects delivered by him as project manager is ANZ Stadium, Albert Park & Natadola Golf Course. He has also been structural engineer for Momi Marriot Resort and Pearl Resort. He also owns a construction firm with sound knowledge in building and innovative technology. He also has a passion for rugby and athletics and represents Fiji in Masters Event for 100m and 200metres.
with 20 years of extensive experience within Fiji and the Pacific

Miss Anabel Ali

Authority Member


Anabel Ali is the group financial controller and company secretary of Fiji Fish Marketing Group company and its 11 related entities. She also holds membership in professional bodies like CPA Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Leadership Fiji. In her professional work experience under the Fiji Fish Marketing Group she was the Group financial controller responsible for the financial management and control of the company. Anabel worked 10 years at PKF aliz Pacific where she was the manager overseeing the review of audits. The current board memberships of which Anabel is a member includes Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji, Basic Industries Limited, WOWs(kids) Fiji, Leadership Alumni and Total Fiji Ltd. Anabel shares some special interest which focusses on growth through innovation and governance in SME’s and MSME’s, Community and grassroots governance and promoting diversity through gender, skills and executive team composition.
holds membership in professional bodies like CPA Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Leadership Fiji

Mr Mohit Raj

Authority Member


Mohit Raj is a senior officer of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) and has more than 17 years of Taxation and Customs knowledge. He is currently the Chief Assessor Gold Card Services & Authorised Economic Operator responsible for the management of Gold Card Service Centre, and Authorised Economic Operators of the Service. Raj holds double Masters degrees namely, Master of Business Administration & Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting from the University of the South Pacific. He also holds Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Financial Management and Post Graduate Certificate & Diploma in Financial Administration and Business Administration from University of the South Pacific. Mr. Raj is a Chartered Accountant member with Fiji Institute of Accountants and a Fellow member with Institute of Financial Accountants, United Kingdom and also a Fellow member of Institute of Public Accountants, Australia. In addition to his professional career at FRCS, Mr. Raj is a Council Member and Vice President of the Fiji Institute of Accountants.
more than 17 years of Taxation and Customs knowledge