Our Board Of Directors
Robert Gordon Lyon – Chairman
Bob Lyon is one of the most experienced and respected business leaders in the South Pacific. Bob spent over 43 years with ANZ. He worked extensively in the Asia Pacific region including 12 years as Managing Director Pacific, during which time he also looked after ANZ’s retail operations in Asia. Bob has held numerous board positions including Chairman of FINTEL/Kidanet, Chairman of Melbourne City Marketing, and Board member of Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Economic Bulletin, APNGBC and APIBC. Bob spent 14 years with the AFBC and was President for 5 years. He currently Chairs the Fiji Development Bank, Foundation for Development Cooperation, Sunergise, Denarau Real Estates Limited and Kula Fund Investment Board and is on the board of Denarau Corporation Limited. Bob holds a Graduate Diploma in Organisation Development from RMIT University and is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. In 2005 he was awarded the 30th Independence Anniversary Commemorative Medal by the PNG Government for services to the banking industry. Bob also holds a chiefly title from Samoa. Bob and his wife live in Fiji.
Mr. Wella Pillay – Deputy Chairman
He is the Director and Chief Executive Officer for Gecko Trucking (Fiji) Ltd, Construction Equipment Hire (Lautoka) Ltd, & Wairiki Logging Ltd. Mr. Pillay initially worked at the Bank of New Zealand – Sigatoka branch before migrating to New Zealand. Later on, he returned to Fiji to start up his business ventures for which he is currently managing. Mr. Pillay also invests his time in community work for TISI Global Sangam and is a trustee for Friends of Fiji Heart Foundation.
Mr. Inia Naiyaga – Board Member
Mr. Naiyaga is a Chartered Accountant, Life Member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants, Fellow of the Fiji Institute of Bankers (Hon) and was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Directors.
He was a career Central Banker for 40 years and retired as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji in May 2014.
Prior to that, he was the Deputy Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga for five years. He is the current Managing Director of Sun Insurance, Director of NFA, Member of the USP Finance and Investment Committee and Member of the Christian Mission Fellowship International Executive Board.
Mr. Rajesh Patel – Board Member
Mr. Patel is the current Director for R.C. Manubhai Group of companies and the Director for Nando’s Fiji. He holds a Diploma in Textile Engineering from M.S. University. He is also a Justice of Peace, Board of governance at Xavier College, Vice President at the Oceania Football Conference and President of the Fiji Football Association