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Leaine Robinson

Leaine Robinson

Leaine is the Senior Program Manager, Gender Equality & Inclusive Growth, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australian High Commission in Fiji.

Leaine came to DFAT from the NGO sector, working with the regional organisation. Leaine has over 10 years’ experience working on development in Fiji and the Pacific specialising in program management, gender, disability, governance and sexual reproductive health. She previously worked for Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific coordinating governance and sexual reproductive health programs across seven Pacific Island countries.

Tara Chetty

Tara Chetty

Tara is the Senior Programs Officer – Gender with the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development, Support Unit. She works in gender and development, supporting the delivery of a regional gender equality program in the Pacific. Tara previously worked for feminist and human rights organisations in Fiji for over 10 years.

Sala Tupou-Tamani

Sala Tupou-Tamani

Sala is a development sector practitioner with 20 years’ experience in grant management including oversight and risk management and governance. She has worked in 14 Pacific Island countries in the public health sector specifically in HIV response. She has an extensive working knowledge of civil society community networks in the Pacific, UN and CROP agencies. Sala has intimate working knowledge of donor agency culture specifically DFAT, Global Fund for HIV, TB and Malaria and has coordinated the Global Fund Governance Mechanism secretariat for 14 Pacific Island countries till 2016. Sala is currently completing her Masters in Governance at the University of the South Pacific.

Mareta Salacakau Fong

Mareta Salacakau Fong

Mareta is the Chair of the ANZ Fiji Banking on Women (BoW) Executive Committee which is an in-house program that focusses on ANZ women’s career progression and well-being by organising activities that are targeted to increase visibility, boost confidence and challenge status quo. She is currently the Finance Manager for ANZ Fiji and previously held similar position for Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands. Mareta is also a member of the Leadership FIJI alumni, member of Fiji’s Women in Business, Committee member for ANZ Staff Foundation, Treasurer for local church parish sector. Mareta has been heavily involved in working with Samoa Victims Support Shelter and Hilton School in Fiji. Mareta has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Tourism from the University of the South Pacific.