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Evers To Take Up Australian Job, Hirst-Tuilau Returns

Mr Hirst-Tuilau, an organic honey farmer who settled in Rakiraki, is expected to take up office on October 26.
21 Sep 2021 14:18
Evers To Take Up Australian Job, Hirst-Tuilau Returns
Outgoing country executive manager for HG Leach Fiji Pte Ltd, Paul Evers (left) and Incoming country executive manager for HG Leach Fiji Pte Ltd, Mark Hirst-Tuilau.

Paul Evers, the outgoing country executive manager for the Naboro landfill and waste management company, HG Leach (Fiji) Pte Ltd, has resigned.

He also announced HG Leach’s plans to development a $15 million landfill in Nadi, which will cater for areas between Sigatoka and Rakiraki.

“We’re waiting for the Government to give the green light,” Mr Evers said.

“We expect to start building by next year.”

He will join his Australian employer – Fiji’s landfill and waste management counterpart – in January, 2022.

“It’s a global problem finding someone to manage waste,” Mr Evers said.

“We’ve received interest from Greece, and even South America.

“For some context, there are 7.8 billion people in the world; each human contributes one kilogramme of waste a day.”

It is understood Mr Evers will join his family who are in Australia.

About Paul Evers

Mr Evers lived in Fiji for the past 16 years, and served the landfill and waste management sector for the past six and a half years.

Mr Evers, a qualified medicinal botanist by trade, held previous executive positions in locally based organisations.

He is qualified and experienced in the hospitality and tourism field, having served as a consultant to tourism developments in Africa and Australia.

Mr Evers is a graduate of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

His professional specialties are in:

  • corporate structures,
  • corporate governance,
  • project management,
  • business development,
  • strategic management,
  • risk management, and
  • team building.

About Mark Hirst-Tuilau

He will be replaced by former country executive officer, Mark Hirst-Tuilau, who held the post for nine years, making him the company’s longest serving staff.

Mr Hirst-Tuilau, an organic honey farmer who settled in Rakiraki, is expected to take up office on October 26.

He was chairman of the Rakiraki and Tavua Town Council Board of Special Administrators, and a real estate agent for Jokhan Realtors.

Mr Hirst-Tuilau is Fijian.

His parents are of New Zealand origins.

“I can’t wait to get back in it,” Mr Hirst-Tuilau said.

HG Leach (Fiji) Pte Ltd / Pacific

The New Zealand-owned company was awarded the contract to operate and manage the Naboro Landfill for the Department for Environment.

“We have operated the site continuously since July 2005 for the Government of Fiji,” a company statement said.

The contract comprises the overall management and operation of the landfill and gate office, the company said.

The Naboro Landfill is located on the Queens Road approximately 24 km south from central Suva.

Since commencing operations in 2005, the company has undertaken the design and construction of the subsequent six landfill cells along with construction of the onsite leachate treatment system including aeration and wetland treatment system.

The Naboro landfill is the only internationally accredited solid waste management site in the South Pacific, HG Leach Fiji Pte said.

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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