Ms Florence Merle Takinana
Ms. Takinana was born in Korovou, Tailevu and was raised in Nausori. Ms. Takinana was educated at Saint Joseph the Worker Primary School, Saint Joseph’s Secondary School and the University of the South Pacific. Ms. Takinana holds a Professional Diploma in Legislative Drafting (PDLD), a Professional Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) and a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce (LLB/BCom) from the University of the South Pacific. Ms. Takinana began her career at the Office of the Attorney-General in 2015 as a Legal Officer and is currently serving as a Senior Legal Officer. With over 6 years of experience gained at the Office of the Attorney-General, Ms. Takinana brings with her extensive legal experience in trade, commerce and investment. Ms. Takinana is currently part of the Private Public Partnership (PPP) for Affordable Housing Project spearheaded by the Ministry of Housing and Community Development and is also a current member of the Fiji National Building Code Joint Task Force spearheaded by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services which is tasked with reviewing, updating and revising the Fiji National Building Code (FNBC) and the Fiji Home Builders Manual (FHBM).
Extensive legal experience in trade, commerce and investment