Drawing on a wide range of experience in business, finance and accounting Kontiki directors provide stable, prudent leadership.
Daryl Tarte FM
A Fiji citizen and Member of the Order of Fiji, Daryl has worked in executive, advisory and governance roles over many years. He joined the sugar industry in 1968 and served as the Secretary of the Sugar Board & Advisory Council, then as Executive Vice Chairman. Other roles in the industry include being the first Industrial Commissioner of the Sugar Industry Tribunal.
Daryl is a director of Namale Plantations Resorts. Daryl previously chaired the Capital Markets Development Authority and Kontiki Growth Fund. He was the long-serving Manager of the Sugar Cane Growers Fund Authority and recently retired as a director of Telecom Fiji.
Daryl is also an author, having written several successful novels as well as the Biography of Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau.
Daryl is an independent director of KFL.
BCom, Grad Dip App Fin & Inv., CFA
A Fiji citizen, Griffon is the Managing Director of Kontiki Capital. He was previously the Manager Public Awareness & Investor Education at the Capital Markets Development Authority and an economist at the Ministry of Finance where he served with the Economic Policy Analysis Unit and the Financial Management Reform Project. He is licensed by the RBF as an Investment Adviser Representative and serves as a director of the South Pacific Stock Exchange and on several other boards. Past directorships include for Fiji Gas and Pleass Global.
Griffon graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and completed the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment through the Securities Institute of Australia (now the Financial Services Institute of Australasia). He is a member of the CFA Institute and earned the CFA Charter in 2005.
Glen is a Vanuatu citizen.
He is the Managing Partner of the specialist South Pacific corporate advisory firm, Pacific Advisory. He is a Licensed Securities Dealer and holds a CSP Licence from the Vanuatu Securities Commission.Glen has an extensive private sector background in the tourism, finance and property industries with practical hands- on knowledge of the intricacies of the region and consults regularly to government and financial institutions in the region.
He has resided in Vanuatu for the last 13 years and has served on numerous private and public sector boards.Glen is passionate about driving development in the South Pacific through direct investment in developing countries.
BCom, CA (NZ) – Retired, CA (Fiji)
Francis is a Fiji citizen and brings many years of experience in accounting, taxation and management. After joining the then Ernst & Whinney in 1986, he became the sole Partner of the firm from 1988 to 1999, with a specialisation in tax. Following the firm’s international transition to Ernst & Young, he served as Managing Partner from 2000 until his retirement in 2011. He is currently the Financial Advisor to the Damodar Group of Companies and is a director of several other companies including Dominion Insurance, Solander Pacific and Crab Company of Fiji. He is currently the honorary Treasurer of the Fiji Red Cross Society and hampagnat Marist Education.
Francis graduated from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1974 and completed his Fiji accountancy qualification in 1986. He is a current member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants and recently retired from the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.Francis is an independent director of KFL.
Litia L. JH Niumataiwalu
MCom, BBus, DipBank
Litia is a Fiji citizen, with over 18 years of experience in the banking and finance sector in Fiji with National Bank of Fiji / Colonial. Since leaving the banking industry, she has managed various family business interests whilst undertaking financial and business consulting work.
Litia graduated with a Master of Commerce (Banking & Finance) and Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) from the University of Sydney and the University of South Australia respectively, in Australia. She also completed a Diploma in Banking from the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Litia is an independent director of KFL.
MA (CA), BA (Fiji)
Barry is a Fiji citizen and is the recently retired Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji. Barry joined the Central Monetary Authority of Fiji (the forerunner of the Reserve Bank of Fiji) in March 1977 and was the first staff member to achieve 40 years’ service in the bank in March 2017. Having held many senior positions at the Bank since 1991 including; economics and research, foreign reserves management and exchange rates, currency, administrative operations, domestic markets, exchange control and financial institutions supervision, Barry is highly skilled in financial services. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Fiji Institute of Bankers and President of the Fiji Badminton Association.Mr Whiteside has also been awarded the Companion of the order of Fiji Medal for his work and contributions towards the economy of Fiji.
Barry represented Fiji in Hockey and Badminton and managed Fiji Badminton teams to two Commonwealth Games, two Pacific Games and three Oceania Championships. Barry is an independent director of KFL.