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New FRA CEO

The Fiji Roads Authority Board has appointed John Schilling Hutchinson as the new chief executive officer He assumed office on June 27. Mr Hutchinson has more than 20 years’ experience
30 Jun 2016 11:07
New FRA CEO
FRA chief executive John Schilling Hutchinson

The Fiji Roads Authority Board has appointed John Schilling Hutchinson as the new chief executive officer He assumed office on June 27.

Mr Hutchinson has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, transformational leadership, operational and general management, project management, and infrastructure-asset and portfolio management in both the public and private sectors.

Mr Hutchinson worked for several large corporations in Australia after a distinguished career as an officer in the Australian Regular Army from 1976 to 1999.

From 1995 to 1998, Mr Hutchison was on secondment from the Australian Army to the Fiji Military Forces, and he is aware of the infrastructure challenges in Fiji.

Most recently, he was general manager of the Global Security and Risk Management Group, serving in several countries around the world. His previous positions included project director and executive general manager of Flour Rail Services, senior construction manager of Flour Australia, interim chief executive officer of HBS Group in Papua New Guinea, and contract general manager of JFTA PTY Limited.

As CEO, Mr Hutchinson is responsible for working with the FRA Board of Directors to lead the transformation of roads, bridges, jetties and street lighting and the continuous improvement of transportation infrastructure in Fiji.

The Chairman of FRA, Dinesh Patel, said the new CEO would also be responsible for institutionalising a high degree of accountability and transparency in all actions of FRA, including for its consultants and contractors, and setting high ethical standards, since this is also a key priority of the new FRA Board.

Mr Hutchinson was awarded the title of Certified Practising Project Director by the Australian Institute of Project Management. He holds two Master’s degrees in business administration from the University of New England in New South Wales and a Bachelor of Arts degree in military studies from the University of New South Wales.

 

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