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Slack’s Term Expires, Tunidau Is Acting CEO

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji wishes to advise that former chief executive Neal Slack’s term had expired on February 27. Prior to this, the organisation had run a number
04 Mar 2015 08:54
Slack’s Term Expires, Tunidau Is Acting CEO
Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji acting CEO, John Tunidau (left).

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji wishes to advise that former chief executive Neal Slack’s term had expired on February 27.

Prior to this, the organisation had run a number of advertisements in the Fiji Sun for a CEO vacant position. It is understood Mr Slack did not reapply.

Acting chief executive officer, John Tunidau said Mr Slack had come to MSAF at a very critical time hence played a pivotal role for the organisation.

“This was during the transition from a government agency called Fiji Islands Maritime Administration (FIMSA) to a Commercial Statutory Authority as MSAF,” Mr Tunidau said.

“During this transition a lot of changes had to be made and Neale’s vast experience in business administration was what the authority needed to make the transition.”

He highlighted Mr Slack had implemented a number of significant strategies.

“Mr Neale Slack was pivotal in introducing MSAF to ISO  procedures. MSAF is currently preparing for the Stage 2 of the ISO Audit in March 2015.

“He also built relationships – which led to an increase in funded trainings offered to MSAF staff and workshops held in Fiji.

“Also, through him, the Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA) meeting was held in Fiji in 2014  was held for the first time in the Pacific.

“He helped in the Mock Audit of Fiji (MSAF) in 2013 and a VIMSAS Audit in for the organisation to be done in June.”

Additionally, the Maritime Transport Decree, Shipping Registration Decree and Regulations were formed under his leadership, he added.

About John Tunidau

Meanwhile Mr Tunidau has been in the organisation since 2002 from when it was known as FIMSA.

“I’ll ensure that all our services are in compliance with the highest standards that will enable our stakeholders to comply with Fijis maritime legislations that incorporates 13 IMO Conventions.”

He will be appointed in his current position until such time a CEO appointment has been made.

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