TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY OF FIJI BOARD 

The Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (TAF) Board comprises the following members. These appointments underscore TAF’s commitment to strengthening its leadership team and dedication to promoting a dynamic and innovative telecommunications sector in Fiji. The Board members bring a wealth of experience and expertise from diverse fields, which will strengthen TAF’s strategic direction and governance. 

Mr David Eyre – Chair

Mr Eyre’s experience spans 25 years across telecommunications, broadcast television, energy access, and climate finance sectors, showcasing his versatile prowess in both private and public sectors. His career encompasses diverse roles, including spearheading Business Development in fixed-line telecommunications, supervising operations for prepaid voice and data products, and overseeing residential ISP operations with Telecom Fiji and its subsidiary TransTel. He also managed Broadcast and Pay Television engineering operations at Fiji Television Limited and its subsidiary Communications Pacific (COMPAC), oversaw operations of Online Web Development and Creative Agency, Oceanic Communications.
A recent career shift in the last 7 years as a consultant to the ICT for Development and Energy sectors, with a primary focus on cultivating public-private partnerships for projects centred around Energy Access and Rural Electrification in Fiji and the Pacific. He currently oversees a regional program aimed at accelerating the adoption of clean and green technologies through private sector engagement, further bolstered by Climate Financing for such projects with the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN).
Mr. Eyre’s possesses a Bachelor of Engineering in Communication Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), a Master of Science in Operational Telecommunications from Coventry University, along with a General Manager Program qualification from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Mr Tomasi Vakatora – Vice Chair

Mr Vakatora is a Business Consultant and a qualified accountant by profession with interests in corporate finance, corporate governance, investment, company directorships and national development. Mr Vakatora has vast work experience having worked at Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants, Westpac Banking Corporation, FNPF and ATH. He has served as Director for companies like Telecom Fiji Limited, Vodafone Fiji Limited, FINTEL, Fiji Directories Limited, Fijian Holdings Limited and Rewa Provincial Holdings Limited and served terms as Chairman for Vodafone Fiji Limited and Fiji Directories Limited. Mr Vakatora has also served as Board members of the National Fire Authority and the Fiji Visitors Bureau and having served 12 years as a member of the Rewa Provincial Council.
Mr Vakatora’s key achievements include being the project officer for the successful bid and purchase of majority shares in ATH by the FNPF in 1998, serving as the Company Secretary for ATH and co-ordinating the successful public offer of shares in ATH and its listing on the South Pacific Stock Exchange in 2002 and was the CEO of ATH and oversaw the process towards the deregulation of the Telecommunications industry in 2007/2008.
Mr Vakatora’s educational achievements include a Master in Business Administration at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, a Bachelor of Economics (BEc) from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and a Diploma in Business Studies from the Fiji Institute of Technology in Fiji.

Ms Annie Rogers – Director

Ms Rogers has worked with a number of organizations, including over 17 years with the Reserve Bank of Fiji, holding the positions of Chief Manager Economics, and Advisor to the Governor. She was the Chief Executive Officer of the Fiji Trade & Investment Bureau (Investment Fiji) and was also based in Washington D.C. with the International Monetary Fund, as Advisor to the Executive Director. In her current position as the Head of School of Business with Pacific Polytech (PP), she is responsible for leading a team in the formulation and delivery of all programs in Economics, Accounting & Financial Management, HR, Marketing and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Fiji-wide. Given the widely varied working exposure at Executive Management level, Ms Rogers brings with her a wealth of experience and skills to the TAF Board, having also served as a Director on several boards in the past: Film Fiji, TAF , the Fiji Red Cross Society and as the Chair of the Real Estate Agents Licensing Board.
Ms Rogers has a Master of Commerce Degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia, with double specializations in Economics and Finance and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Economics major, from the University of the South Pacific, where she was a Gold Medalist.

Ms Tupou Baravilala – Director

Ms Baravilala is a digital transformation specialist with a passion for digital equity, cybersecurity and creating a more inclusive society. As the Director-General for Digital Government Transformation, Cybersecurity and Communications, Ms. Baravilala has extensive experience in helping bridge the digital divide in society through an ambitious effort to digitalise key government operations and services, in addition to progressively expanding meaningful connectivity to remote communities. She spearheaded the development of the digitalFIJI platform –– a secure single sign-in portal granting access to an expanding range of e-government services, including birth registration, feedback submission, and digital company registration. She oversaw the roll-out of digital tools to aid Fiji’s COVID-19 containment and recovery strategy. Ms. Baravilala is keenly interested in exploring the nexus between ICT, cyber policy, law and international relations. She has also served as the Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Communications.
Ms. Baravilala has over 11 years of experience in the civil service, providing direct support to ministers and successfully deployed nation-wide programmes across different government agencies. She represents the Government as an expert and lead negotiator on cyber matters at the United Nations, International Telecommunications Union, Council of Europe, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity Policy and Regulatory Forum for the Pacific. Ms. Baravilala is a member of the Government Information Technology and Communications Steering Committee. She has served as a company director on several boards in the infrastructure and telecommunications sectors.
In 2019, Ms. Baravilala was awarded the Women in Business Public Manager of the Year and was also one of Fiji’s “30 under 30” honorees. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the South Pacific and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Mr TikoDomonakibau – Director

Mr. Domonakibau brings extensive experience in telecommunication and information technology, specializing in project management, and digital transformation.
His background spans over 25 years of managerial experience including roles at Telecom Fiji Limited, where he served as General Manager for Information Technology and Engineering. Teaching roles as a Consultant Lecturer at University of the South Pacific and Senior Instructor t the Fiji National University. Currently, Mr, Domonakibau serves as the Director of ICT Services and Acting Pro Vice Chancellor Corporate Services at Fiji National University.
Mr. Domonakibau  key achievements include establishing TFL’s IP/MPLS network for corporate customers and leading the migration of Bank of the South Pacific as its first customer. He also managed Telecom Fiji Limited’s largest projects, the Next Generation Network (NGN) project, commissioned in 2010.
Mr. Domonakibau graduated with a Master of Technology & Innovation Management degree from the University of the New South Wales , Australia in 2019. He also has a Master of Business Administration with the University of the South Pacific and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronics & Computer Engineering from the University of Brighton (UK).
Whilst extending his gratitude and well wishes to the newly appointed Board members, Mr. Eyre, congratulated them on their achievement. He looks forward to collaborating with the Board members that bring with them diverse skills and experience and is confident that their combined expertise will greatly contribute to the advancement of the telecommunications sector in Fiji and the Pacific.
The Board of Directors play a pivotal role in guiding TAF’s effort as to promote a competitive, secure, and consumer-focused telecommunications sector. Their oversight and strategic guidance will be instrumental in fostering partnerships with industry stakeholders, facilitating investments in cutting-edge technologies, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards in contributing to shaping the telecommunications landscape in Fiji, ensuring innovation, accessibility, and excellence in services for all Fijians.