Cameron joined SPC in February 2013. Originally from Australia, Cameron has experience in private sector, civil society and government sectors. His last role was with AusAID, as the Regional Director of the Pacific Leadership Program, based in Suva. This role included working with target countries, supporting leadership actions to address key development issues.
Prior to 2007 Cameron’s work focused on Africa and the Middle East, mostly based from Ireland and England. He was CEO of an Education NGO based in London, Director of an Irish NGO and a board member of selected large and small organisations. Cameron has a Master’s in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Economics and has completed a range of executive and strategic leadership programmes.
Ph: (687) 26 20 00, ext: 31 110, email:
Caroline joined SPC in July 2008, based in Suva Fiji Islands. Before coming the SPC Strategic Facility, Caroline was Adviser to the Tonga Finance Minister and prior to that she was the Director of Planning of the Central Planning Department in the government of Tonga. She has been with the Tonga government for over 15 years and during this time was actively involved in the areas of management, development policy, community and outer island development, aid management and negotiation. Caroline completed a Diploma in Public Sector Management with Massey University, New Zealand, bachelors degree with the Australian National University, Australia (ANU), a master's degree in Demography and a PhD with Flinders University of South Australia.
Ph: (679) 337 0733, ext: 312, email:
Olivier has joined SPC in october 2010 as a planning adviser, responsible for designing joint country strategies and monitoring their implementation. He is responsible for a number of the Pacific Community’s island members, including the Francophone members. His role is also to support SPC programmes and corporate planning. Previously, he was a Planning Adviser for Public Policy in New Caledonia. Prior to that, he has worked in France with the French Government for 15 years and has wide experience in planning and coordination at the national level. He is specialized in the organisation in clusters. He has a tertiary degree in business and public sector development of territories and he holds a Master’s in Business Management and Trade.
Ph: (687) 26 20 00, ext: 31 148, email:
Senior climate change Advisor
Brian joined SPC in September 2010 to take up the post of Senior Adviser Climate Change. He has worked for more than 20 years in the international climate change and energy sector development sphere. He has a Masters in economics from the University of Western Australia and a Masters in Environmental Economics and Management from the University of London. Prior to joining SPC Brian was the Climate Change Adviser for the Australian International Development Assistance Agency. He also held the position of Climate Change Adviser for UNDP at New York headquarters dealing with climate change and development issues. He has previously worked in the Pacific region and spent 6 years at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat managing the Regional Energy Development Programme. He has produced a wide range of papers and publications on energy and climate change issues and most recently Co-Authored the book “The Complete Guide to Climate Change”.
Ph: (687) 26 20 00, ext: 31 131, email:
Climate Change Advisor
Andre Volentras joined SPC in October 2011. He was UNDP/GEF Regional Technical Adviser for the Pacific on Climate Change Adaptation and before that SPREP’s Climate Change Coordinator. He has worked around the Pacific for many years providing assistance to Pacific Island Countries in the area of climate change adaptation financing; international negotiation support; and technical/ policy advice related to mainstreaming and project management of climate change interventions. He holds a Masters Degree in International Law from the Australian National University, a BA(Hons) in International Relations and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Samoa and New South Wales.
Ph: (687) 26 20 00, ext: 31 205, email:
Project Manager - GlobalClimate Change Alliance, Small Island States (GCCASIS) Project
Dr Cambers is a British national and has more than thirty eight years in direct environmental program management and planning experience in the Caribbean Islands and the smaller PICTs. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honors in Geography from the University of Bristol and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia. Dr Cambers joined the Secretariat on the 16th January 2012.
ph: (679) 337 9450, ext: 35 450, email:
Climate Change Communications and Information Officer
Sean Hobbs is a communications specialist and has worked previously with international media, NGOs and government agencies in the Pacific, Central Asia, Middle East and East Africa regions. He joined SPC in March 2013 as the Climate Change Communications and Information Officer based in Suva, Fiji. He is responsible for coordinating the effective communication of climate change related activities and information to external audiences, stakeholders and SPC staff. Sean holds a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney, a Graduate Certificate in Journalism from the University of Technology Sydney and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales.
Ph : (679) 337 9451, Ext : 35451 Email =
Climate Change Adviser – Suva (GCCASIS) Project
Dr Sem is a Papua New Guinea national and resided in New Zealand prior to joining SPC. He has been working on climate change issues at the regional and international level for the past fourteen years. Dr Sem holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Geography from the University of Papua New Guinea, a Master of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Hawaii and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geography from the University of Auckland. Dr Sem joined the Secretariat on 12th February 2012.
ph: (679) 337 9448 ,ext 35 448, email:
Climate Change Adviser – Pohnpei (GCCA SIS) Project
Ms Carruthers is a New Zealand (Cook Islands) national and has more than eleven years of professional experience in climate change. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree majoring in Archaeology with a Biology minor from Simon Fraser University and a PostGraduate Certificate in Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessment from the University of the South Pacific. Ms Carruthers joined the Secretariat on the 25th January 2012 and will be based in Pohnpei.
Ph: (691) 320 7523, ext: 35 313, email:
Project Manager - Enhanced Climate Change Resilience of Food Production Systems (USAID)
Vuki Buadromo joined SPC in April 2012 as Project Manager for USAID funded project titled, “Enhanced Climate Change Resilience of Food Production Systems” based in the Strategic Engagement, Policy & Planning Facility. Prior to this, she was with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat for seven years. Vuki’s professional experience of 14 years includes project management, fund management, coordination and administration of regional technical assistance amongst CROP (Council of Regional Organizations in the Pacific) agencies and PICs (Pacific Island Countries), as well as managing donor relations. Vuki holds tertiary qualifications in Applied Psychology and Sociology from the University of the South Pacific.
Ph: (679) 337 0733, ext: 35 350, email:
Christina Hazelman has just joined SEPPF as an Intern working with Vuki Buadromo on the USAID Project. Christina is from Fiji and has recently (as recent as June 2012) completed a Bachelors’ Degree in Environmental studies at the University of the South Pacific. She will assist Vuki with some of the initial establishment of base line data for the USAID project.
Ph: (679) 3370733, ext: 35563, fax: (679) 3370021, email:
Planning Advisor (Monitoring and Evaluation)
Mei Lin Harley
Mei Lin Harley joined SPC in October 2010 as a Planning Adviser focusing on Monitoring and Evaluation. Previously, she served as a Senior Evaluation Advisor at the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development where she led evaluations of the effectiveness of government programmes. Prior to that she worked in California, USA as a Senior Development Officer at St. Vincent de Paul Village (a large social service agency serving the homeless and impoverished) where she developed grant proposals to government and private funders. She has also worked as a policy analyst in New Zealand at the Ministry of Education, and in Canada at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. She has a a Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University, Canada, and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from Auckland University, New Zealand.
Ph: (687) 26 20 00, ext: 31 282, email :
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Colleen Oakes has just joined SEPPF on July 17th as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, she is from Washington DC and has a background in education and health. She most recently worked for USAID in Mozambique and Save the Children in Bangladesh. Colleen has worked on development programs in India, Nepal, Egypt, Bangladesh, and Mozambique as well as youth and health programs in the US. She holds a Master of Public Health and a Master of Arts in International Development Studies from The George Washington University in Washington DC and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. As Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Colleen will be responsible for helping to roll out a new M&E system as well as strengthening M&E systems.
Ph: (679) 3379449 – Email:
Alisi joined in July 2008 the Strategic Facility from the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) where she was the Training & Field Operations Coordinator. Prior to that she was working at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat as the Research Assistant for Infrastructure Issues, covering civil aviation, information communication technologies, energy and urban management. Alisi brings with her work experience in training, coordination and planning, and research in policy development
Ph: (687) 26 20 00, ext: 385, email:
Christophe joined SPC in September 2010. He worked for 14 years as a Deputy Manager for the international tourism promotion and cruise development in New Caledonia. Christophe has also been a financial adviser in Canada for 5 years. He has a D.U.T. (Diplôme en Gestion des Entreprises et Administrations) from the Nice University and Technological Institute, France.
Ph (687) 26 20 00, ext: 31 384, email :
Project Liaison Assistant - GCCA SIS project
Sanivalati joined SPC in November 2011 as a Research and Administrative Assistant in the Strategic Facility. Previously he worked at SOPAC under Corporate Services and as a Part- Time Teaching, Marker & Field Demonstrator at the University of the South Pacific. He also worked as an INTERN at the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific under Trade/Politics/Media Section and as a Student Assistant at U.S.P Library. He have a BA in Environmental Studies from the U.S.P, Fiji Islands.
Ph: (679) 3370 733, ext: 35438, email: sanivalati
Project Finance officer
Sheik previously worked with Corporate Finance as the Assistant Accountant at SPC and has joined SEPPF on 18th of June 2012 as Project Finance Officer-SEPPF for EU funded project titled, "Global Climate Change Alliances :PSIS" and USAID funded project titled, "Enhanced Climate Change Resilience of Food Production Systems" based in the Strategic Engagement, Policy & Planning Facility. Sheik's professional experience includes Project Reporting, Treasury accounting, Management reporting and Budgeting. He has 12 years of experience in both the commercial and private sector. His experience is enhanced by his bachelor's degree in accounting and management from the University of the South Pacific and is a member of Fiji Institute of Accountants and Associate member of CPA Australia. As Project Finance officer, he will be responsible for managing the finances and budgeting for the whole Facility.
Ph: (679) 3379204 / (679) 3370733, ext 35204, email:
Administrative assistant SEPPF Suva
Nancy Ravoka has joined us as the Administrative Assistant. Nancy’s role will be responsible for providing administrative and logistical support to the SEPPF. Nancy has years of experience in front office management, record keeping & administration; and is currently working towards completing a Diploma in Management from the University of the South Pacific. Her most recent position was with the Ministry of Justice (Fiji government) as an Executive Officer.
Phone: (679) 3370 733, Ext: 35438, Email:
Mereia joined SPC in August 2012 as Youth Advisor, responsible for leading the development of the Regional Framework on Youth Development and for mainstreaming youth objectives across SPC’s seven technical divisions. Mereia also provides policy advice to SPC member countries and to regional planning processes on youth-related issues. Prior to this role, Mereia worked for eight years at UNICEF Pacific as Social Policy Specialist and in Child Protection. Before that, Mereia worked at Save the Children Fiji as Child Rights, Research and Advocacy Manager and in the media as a television programme producer. She holds a Masters and a Post-graduate Diploma in Development Studies.
Phone: (679) 337 9354, Ext: 35354, Email: