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Powell Is The New Nadi Town Council Chief Executive Officer

Raised and bred in Fiji, Mr Powell is a Fijian at heart. He grew up in Suva where he went to school at Suva Primary School and Suva Grammar School.
30 Mar 2020 12:26
Powell Is The New Nadi Town Council Chief Executive Officer
Nadi Town Council chief executive officer Craig Powell.

Former hotelier Craig Powell is the new Nadi Town Council chief executive officer.

This was confirmed by Nadi Special administrator Debra Sadranu in an interview.

Mr Powell took on the new role effective from March 23.

“He brings with him a wealth of commercial experience and expertise having worked in the tourism industry both in Fiji and nine countries abroad over a period of 30 plus years,” she said.

Career background

Raised and bred in Fiji, Mr Powell is a Fijian at heart. He grew up in Suva where he went to school at Suva Primary School and Suva Grammar School.

His parents were both born in Fiji and hail from Savusavu and Lomaloma in Lau.

A former hotel manager of the Fiji Mocambo Hotel (now Novotel Nadi) and general manager of Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa ensures Mr Powell is well placed to take on the role of the chief executive officer for Nadi Town Council. He remains the current Chairman of the National Trust of Fiji and continues as a Board Trustee for the Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards.

“He is thrilled to take on this new opportunity working with Nadi Town Council,” Ms Sadranu said.

“To engage local stakeholders and play a key part with strategic and operational plans to ensure Nadi Town Council delivers responsive innovative services, quality community facilities and professional management.”

Lautoka City Council

The newly-appointed chief executive officer for the Lautoka City Council is taking into consideration the health and safety of all Lautoka residents.

Mohammed Anees Khan, who is a Lautoka resident, started work with the Council last week.

Mr Khan, in his new role, is making sure that the Council works closely with Government to ensure that the health and safety of the Lautoka residents are looked after during the 14 days confinement period.

“This was the first thing we have been discussing, we have got all the different departments here although normal operations are low at the moment the health and the safety during the COVID-19 is important,” said Mr Khan.

“We have been helping out with the Government and monitoring the businesses.”

Mr Khan is also grateful to the Punjas Group of Companies and other businesses in the Lautoka area for assisting the vulnerable around Lautoka.

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