Leadership Fiji has appointed Sharyne Fong as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Sharyne has been appointed at a crucial time when the organisation’s strategic priority is to scale up and strengthen its operations.  Apart from steering Leadership Fiji, Sharyne will also be responsible for the design and implementation of programs and setting up sustainable funding as a foundation for its future.

Sharyne is a former banker, having worked across all levels in her banking profession spanning just over 30 years.  She decided in March this year to take the leap and venture into leading her own business and to help fellow SMEs with their business by providing strategic insight, assistance in scaling up businesses and providing access to leadership talent.  Leadership Fiji capitalised on the opportunity to appoint Sharyne to lead its change.

Board Chairman, William Parkinson said “we are delighted to have Sharyne lead this change and to take Leadership Fiji to the next stage of growth. She is no stranger to Leadership Fiji. Sharyne is an Alumni of the 2005 program and served on a voluntary capacity as Executive Director since September 2015. She is just the right person to lead us.”

“I’m excited about the opportunities and the future for Leadership Fiji.  There is lot to do and I look forward to working with the Board in taking Leadership Fiji to the next level,” said Sharyne.

Sharyne has a Master of Business Administration, a Post Graduate Diploma for General Managers and a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from the University of the South Pacific.

Apart from being an Alumni of the Leadership Fiji 2005 program, she is also an Alumni of the inaugural 2006 Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue (EPLD), Aspen Institute’s 2016 Seminar on Leadership, Values and the Good Society and recently through her own investment, in July 2018, attended the Resnick Aspen Action Forum on Fearless Leadership in Aspen Colorado.

Sharyne is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), the Fiji Human Resources Institute (MHRI), the Fiji Women’s Entrepreneur Business Council and is a Fellow of the Fiji Water Foundation.

She also serves on the Board of The Leadership Network, an association of similar organisations as Leadership Fiji from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.


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