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Alipate Qetaki
(General Manager)

 

NAME: ALIPATE QETAKI

CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
Director - Qetaki’s Advisory & Consultancy
Legal Practitioner: Barrister & Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths.
Legal Advisor - Fijian Affairs Board (from 27 March, 2007]
Member – Tailevu Provincial Council (April 2008)

General Manager - Native Land Trust Board.


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATONS AND SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
Master of Law (LLM): University of Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom) (1990).
Bachelor of Law (LLB): Victorian University of Wellington (New Zealand (1976)
Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (February 1977)
Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Fiji (August 1977). A Commissioner for Oaths (1977)
Legal Practitioner, Constitutional Lawyer, Legislative Drafter, Law Reformer , Law Revisioner
Member Commonwealth Association of Legislative Council
Member Australasian Law Reform Agency Council
Member of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law
Member of the Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism1
Member of Fiji Law Society


PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS:
Chairperson – Fiji Law Reform Commission (from 1stMarch, 2003)
Law Revision Commissioner (from 1stMarch, 2003)
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice (July 2000 to September 2001)
Permanent Secretary for Justice (1997-2003);
First Parliamentary Counsel (Fiji)(October, 1987 to 8th August, 1997);
Advisor On Law and Justice (Council of Advisors) the Governor-General (1987);
Attorney-General 19th May 1987- 7 September. 1987;
In private practice as Barrister & Solicitor (Suva) - (July 1985 -May 1987);
Assistant General Manager (Legal) Native Land Trust Board (1982 - July 1985);
Legal Officer, Native Land Trust Board (April 1977-1982);


The executive service is headed by the General Manager and is responsible for implementing policies approved by the Board. Department comprises the General Manager, two Deputy General Manager positions, Board Secretary, an Executive Officer and an Internal Auditor. The Deputy General Manager Corporate is responsible for Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources and General Administration Services and the Deputy General Manager Operations is responsible for all Estates operations including Legal matters and Research and Development. The Board Secretary is fully responsible for all Board matters while the Executive Officer amongst other things, is also responsible for public relations.

As a public institution, the Native Land Trust Board and its programs, activities, and plans are of special interest to the public. It is important to present the Board both accurately and in the best possible light. When information is released, every effort must be made to avoid misunderstanding, misinterpretation, or confusion. In the interest of orderly, consistent management of the information released to the media.

 

(Mesake Mara)
(Manager Tourism /

Actg. Board Secretary)

Academic Qualifications

Queen Victoria School; Bachelor of Arts (Land Management & Development)(USP)

Professional Affiliation

Board Member, Fiji Trade and Investment Bureau; Member, Fiji Institute of Valuers; Member, Fiji Institute of Agricultural Science; Associate Member, New Zealand Institute of Management; Member, Fiji National Rugby League Referees’ Association

Professional Experience

Assistant Teacher; Estate Officer; Client Services Manager; Senior Estate Officer; currently Manager Tourism and Acting Board Secretary (NLTB)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible and accountable to the NLTB Board.

 

            Solomoni Nata
      (ManagerCentral/Eastern)

Academic Qualifications

Queen Victoria School; Bachelor of Arts (Land Management & Development)(USP)

Professional Affiliation

Member Fiji Institute of Agricultural Science ; Member Fiji Institute of Estate Management & Valuation; Member NZ Institute of Management; Member, Land Conservation Board

Professional Experience

Junior Draftsman; Estate Officer; Client Services Manager; Senior Research Officer; Senior Estate Officer; Manager North Western; currently Manager Central Eastern

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

To deliver the effective and efficient delivery of lease services to landowners and tenants through leadership of change, service delivery planning and management of relationships with key stakeholders. 


         Joreti Dakuwaqa
        (Manager Northern)

Academic Qualifications

Queen Victoria School; Bachelor of Arts (Land Management & Development)(USP); Senior Management Development Programme (University of New South Wales)

Professional Affiliation

Member, Labasa Drainage Board; Member, Macuata Rural Local Authority; Member, Forestry Board; Member, Fiji Institute of Valuers and Estate Management; Registered Valuer

Professional Experience

Estate officer; Senior Estate officer; Client Services Manager; Regional Manager; currently Manager Northern

RESPONSIBILITIES:

To deliver the effective and efficient delivery of lease services to landowners and tenants through leadership of change, service delivery planning and management of relationships with key stakeholders.

 


Eparama Ravaga
(Manager North/Western)

Academic Qualifications

Ratu Sukuna Memorial School; Bachelor of Arts (Land Management)(USP); Senior Manager Development Program – Australia Graduate School of Management

 

Professional Qualifications/Affiliation

Member, Institute of Valuation; Member, Fiji Pine Limited

Professional Experience

Estate Officer (NLTB); Client Services Manager (NLTB); Regional Manager (Northern, Central/Eastern, Northwest); currently Manager North West.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

To deliver the effective and efficient delivery of lease services to landowners and tenants through leadership of change, service delivery planning and management of relationships with key stakeholders.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Soloveni Masi
(Actg. Manager South/Western)

Academic Qualifications:

Dudley High School; Bachelor of Arts (Land Management & Development)(USP).

Professional Experience

Clerk and acting Assistant Treasurer for the Ra Provincial Office; Revenue Clerk for Forestry Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Deliver effective and efficient delivery of lease services to landowners and tenants through leadership of change, service delivery planning and management of relationships with key stakeholders:

 


Mesake Mara
(Manager Tourism)

 

 

 

The department is responsible for the packaging and promotion of potential tourism sites for the market after extensive consultation with the landowners. In addition to this role they also advise and assist investors to secure the lease for these sites to ensure the developments proceed smoothly.

Services Provided:

A. Advise to landowners on the potential of selected sites    

    and how it can benefit them.
B. Secure consent of landowners to make available identified

    areas for tourism development.
C. Advise potential investors on the opportunities for leasing

    selected areas.
D. Facilitate the issue of a lease contact to approved

    investors.

 


LOCATION

There are four (4) Regional offices around Fiji with two (2) offices serving the Western region, one for the Northern region and one for the Central and Eastern regions.

The North/Western region office is located in the Fiji Pine Trust Building in Lautoka and responsible for the area from Vuda Peninsular, Lautoka City, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki towns and all surrounding areas, including the proposed Studio City right down to the provincial boundaries between Ra & Tailevu. The Yasawa Group and Mamanucas area also comes under their responsibility.

The South/Western region office is located at Airport House, Namaka, Nadi and responsible for the area from Sabeto in Nadi through the whole of Nadroga and Navosa Province. The Vaturu Dam in the Nadi Highlands also comes under their responsibility.

The Central and Eastern region office is on the first floor of the NLTB building in Suva while the Northern Division has its office in the Macuata House in Labasa. The basic function of these regional offices is to manage and administer native land within its area in relation to issue and maintenance of lease & license contracts. The respective manager is responsible to provide satisfactory service to all tenants and landowners within his area of responsibility besides the efficient running of the regional office. He or she is responsible for approving or otherwise the leasing of native land within his area of operations.

Services Provided:
A. Issue and administer native lease contracts
B. Support potential internal and external investors on developments on native lands
C. Regularly consult with landowners and provide sound advice to all tenants
D. Provide efficient and professional service to all stakeholders of the Board
E. Maintain good relationships and understanding with tenants and landowners



Manager Finance

 

The department is responsible for the running of the Board’s internal operation. The department is also responsible for assisting the regional offices in collecting rent and royalties from leases and licences and the distribution of money to the indigenous landowners.

Services Provided:

A. Administer landowner funds
B. Purchasing
C. Administer Board assets
D. Administer operational funds

 


Amelia Vatukatakata

(Manager Human Resources)

Academic Qualifications

Suva Grammar School; Graduate Diploma in Management (CQU)

 

Professional Experience

Hansard Reporter, Fiji Legislature; Personal Assistant to Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs; Secretary to General Manager, BP South West Pacific Ltd; Human Resources Officer, BP South West Pacific Ltd; Human Resources Officer, NLTB; currently Manager Human Resources, NLTB

This department is responsible for all industrial relations issues, training, administration of personnel records under the organization structure and the processing of the payroll.

 

RESONSIBILITIES :

To plan,direct,control Human Resources strategy and policy of the NLTB. To impelment proedures to achieve the most effective use of the human resources to achieve the goals of NLTB.

To co-ordinate the effective design,implementation and operation of the HR systems and services,including performance management and training.

Services Provided:

A. Improve skill of staff through training
B. Facilitate landowner training and awareness
C. Initiate training programmes for younger landowners through

   work attachements.


 

Manager Information Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan, direct, control the Management Information System activities of the NLTB.Co-ordinate the effective design, implementation and operation of IT system and applications.

 

Mosese Ratubalavu
(Actg. Reserves Commissioner)

 

Academic Qualifications

Lelean Memorial School; Bachelor of Applied Science (Cartography), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

 

Professional Qualifications/Affiliation

Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia

 

Professional Experience

Senior Technical Assistant, Lands Department; Technical Officer Grades I and II , Lands Department Draughting/Computerised Cadastral Mapping/Land Information Support, instrumental in verification of data capture on three systems – NLC, Fiji Topo and Cadastral, and establishment of State Land GIS Project, production of GIS Pilot Projects; currently Acting Reserves Commissioner.

RESPONSILITIES:

Plan, direct and control the activities of the Reserves Function to ensure the effective and efficient resolution of reservation and dereservation cases as required under the Native Land Trust Act (NLTA).  Co-ordinate and direct the reversion of Schedule A and Schedule B lands and other Crown lands to become native lands.  Manage, and where applicable, undertake cases in accordance with established delegations and perceived case risk.

The Reserves Commissioner heads the reserves department and is responsible for the reservation of native land in accordance with the requirements of the Native Land Trust Act. It also allots reverted State Schedule A and B lands and State Freehold land to indigenous landowners in need of more land.

Services Provided:
A. Set aside State land as native reserves
B. Evaluate and endorse the de-reservation of native land
C. Investigate and assess claims for reservation of land by indigenous landowners

Nimilote Naivalumaira
(Executive Officer)

 

 

 

Services Provided:

A. Provide information to and respond to inquiries from the news media regarding official Board policies, positions, announcements, operations, and other matters which reflect on the standing of the Board
B. Keep staff informed of all relevant media situations and inquiries by direct communication;

C.C oordinate, edit and distribute all Board news releases.

 

Alani Vakatale
(Manager Legal)

Academic Qualifications

Adi Cakobau School; Bachelor of Laws (USP);  Professional Diploma in Legal Practice (USP).

 

Professional Affiliation

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Fiji; Member of the Fiji Law Society; Leadership Fiji Alumni

 

Professional Experience

Professional attachments to Office of Director of Public Prosecutions, Legal Aid Commission and Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority; Legal Officer (NLTB), currently Manager Legal (NLTB).

 

This department under the Manager Legal is responsible for all legal and conveyancing matters of the Board.

Services Provided:
A. Provide legal advice to landowners
B. Provide legal guidance to the Board and Management
D. Represent the Board in all legal matters


Semisi Baro
(Senior Estate Officer)

Academic Qualifications

Ratu Kadavulevu School; Bachelor of Arts (Land Management & Development)

Professional Qualifications

Member, Institute Of Valuation & Estate Management Of Fiji

Professional Experience

Estate Officer; Senior Estate Officer; Asset Management Officer; currently Senior Estate Officer (Land Owners Affairs)

 

The establishment of the Landowner Division is seen as essential to address their concerns. The Division plays an advisory role in entrepreneurship, training, trusts and education, consultation, and awareness. Adding value to the income of landowners and developing native land are seen as priority.

Strengthening the capacity of landowners and optimizing their capital and intellectual resources is essential. Education, awareness and training are the NLTB’s focal points for the landowners to be able to realize their potential and to make informed choices accordingly.

 

Sevanaia Tabua

(Manager Research & Development)

Academic Qualifications

Queen Victoria School; Bachelor of Arts (Land Management & Development)(USP); Master of Regional Science, (Queensland); Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (Australian Quality College)

 

Professional Qualifications/Affiliation

Member, National Trust of Fiji Council

 

Work Experience

Field Officer, Fiji Sugar Corporation; Estate Officer, NLTB; Landuse Planner; Director Strategic Landuse Planning, NLTB; General Manager, Public Rental Board; Manager Human Resources, NLTB; currently Manager Research & Development, NLTB.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for conducting on-going research and analysis of policies and the Board’s core functions and business to identify new areas for developments.

 

This department is responsible for land development projects in creating surveyed properties for leasing. The research function is also under the Research & Development department.

Services Provided:
A. Research on relevant issues to protect the statutory functions of the Board
B. Coordinate land development work to produce better leasing products for the market
 
   
 
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