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Browne To Channel Banking Experience Into Political Works

He retired as Bank of the South Pacific Fiji general manager corporate in November 2019, after working there for 10 years.
11 May 2022 11:11
Browne To Channel Banking Experience Into Political Works
The People’s Alliance (PA) party provisional candidate Cecil Browne at the Nadi Civic Centre on May 9, 2022. Photo: Salote Qalubau

The People’s Alliance (PA) provisional candidate Cecil Browne says he hopes to channel his experience and knowledge from his banking career into politics.

Mr Browne was one of the 12 PA provisional candidates announced on May 9, at the Civic Centre in Nadi to contest the 2022 General Election.

He has had a career spanning 47 years in the banking industry.

He retired as Bank of the South Pacific Fiji general manager corporate in November 2019, after working there for 10 years.

Mr Browne’s other positions at the Bank of the South of Pacific include general manager Retail Banking, general manager Corporate Commercial SME and Treasury, general manager Corporate and International, and general manager Corporate and Treasury.

Prior to that, he worked at ANZ Banking Group Limited for 25 years, rising through the ranks over the years.

He said it was an honour and privilege to be the provisional candidate for The People’s Alliance  (PA) and that he wanted to be part of a team led by Sitiveni Rabuka.

“I want to be a party candidate who listens to advice, listens to suggestions, listens to what people have to say. It doesn’t cost anything to listen, I want to be part of a team that accepts constructive criticism; constructive criticism is a healthy thing,” Mr Browne said.

“People think that when you get criticised constructively, they’re pointing a finger at you; it’s not, it’s healthy. It is telling you that you’re doing something wrong, you need to improve, you need to change, you need to do things the other way.”

He said those who refused to take constructive criticism, did not care or do not want to adhere to the advice being given

“Everybody talks about changes – you must change this, you must change that, you must change how you do things – but we can talk all day and all night, nothing will change,” he said.

“So only one way you going to make that change, you go to the polls and you vote that change.”

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