Project Office Team

Fred Tavuata

Deputy Project Manager

With a background in Engineering, Fred has been involved in the development of the energy industry in the Solomon Islands for more than 20 years. Before joining the Project, Fred developed renewable energy systems for rural communities in the Solomon Islands. Fred has been engaged on the Tina Hydro Project since 2010, driving the project since its inception. Fred’s dream is to make the Project a model of development for the Solomon Islands and to encourage more infrastructure development.

With a background in Engineering, Fred has been involved in the development of the energy industry in the Solomon Islands for more than 20 years. Before joining the Project, Fred developed renewable energy systems for rural communities in the Solomon Islands. Fred has been engaged on the Tina Hydro Project since 2010, driving the project since its inception. Fred’s dream is to make the Project a model of development for the Solomon Islands and to encourage more infrastructure development.

With a background in Engineering, Fred has been involved in the development of the energy industry in the Solomon Islands for more than 20 years. Before joining the Project, Fred developed renewable energy systems for rural communities in the Solomon Islands. Fred has been engaged on the Tina Hydro Project since 2010, driving the project since its inception. Fred’s dream is to make the Project a model of development for the Solomon Islands and to encourage more infrastructure development.

With a background in Engineering, Fred has been involved in the development of the energy industry in the Solomon Islands for more than 20 years. Before joining the Project, Fred developed renewable energy systems for rural communities in the Solomon Islands. Fred has been engaged on the Tina Hydro Project since 2010, driving the project since its inception. Fred’s dream is to make the Project a model of development for the Solomon Islands and to encourage more infrastructure development.

With a background in Engineering, Fred has been involved in the development of the energy industry in the Solomon Islands for more than 20 years. Before joining the Project, Fred developed renewable energy systems for rural communities in the Solomon Islands. Fred has been engaged on the Tina Hydro Project since 2010, driving the project since its inception. Fred’s dream is to make the Project a model of development for the Solomon Islands and to encourage more infrastructure development.

Deputy Project Manager

Fred Tavuata

Deputy Project Manager

With a background in Engineering, Fred has been involved in the development of the energy industry in the Solomon Islands for more than 20 years. Before joining the Project, Fred developed renewable energy systems for rural communities in the Solomon Islands. Fred has been engaged on the Tina Hydro Project since 2010, driving the project since its inception. Fred’s dream is to make the Project a model of development for the Solomon Islands and to encourage more infrastructure development.

Glen Ainsworth

Environmental and Social Safeguards Manager

Glen has more than 35 years of international experience in environmental and social management at both operational and executive levels in Australia, Guinea - West Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Mongolia. Glen will lead the Project Offices safeguards team and manage and monitor the implementation of the ES requirements in accordance with the various contractual agreements.

Joshua joined the Project Office in May 2019, taking on the role of Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer. Joshua has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji. Joshua has over 10 years of experience in environmental monitoring and water resources management.

Joshua Toren

Joshua joined the Project Office in May 2019, taking on the role of Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer. Joshua has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji. Joshua has over 10 years of experience in environmental monitoring and water resources management.

Joshua joined the Project Office in May 2019, taking on the role of Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer. Joshua has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji. Joshua has over 10 years of experience in environmental monitoring and water resources management.

Joshua Toren

Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer

Joshua joined the Project Office in May 2019, taking on the role of Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer. Joshua has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Fiji. Joshua has over 10 years of experience in environmental monitoring and water resources management.

Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer

Helen Dolaiano

Gender Focal Point and Community Liaison 

Helen is the Gender and Community Liaison Officer. Before joining the Project Office in May 2019, Helen spent five years working as a Gender Research Analyst at WorldFish - Solomon Islands. Helen graduated from the University of South Pacific with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Management/Public Administration and Sociology.

Helen is the Gender and Community Liaison Officer. Before joining the Project Office in May 2019, Helen spent five years working as a Gender Research Analyst at WorldFish - Solomon Islands. Helen graduated from the University of South Pacific with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Management/Public Administration and Sociology.

Helen is the Gender and Community Liaison Officer. Before joining the Project Office in May 2019, Helen spent five years working as a Gender Research Analyst at WorldFish - Solomon Islands. Helen graduated from the University of South Pacific with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Management/Public Administration and Sociology.

Gender Focal Point and Community Liaison 

Helen Dolaiano

Baltazare Rongo

Community Liaison Officer

Baltazare Rongo joined the Project Office team in August 2020 as the Community Liaison Officer. With over 8 years of experience in Community Engagement and Stakeholder Relations with various mineral exploration companies, Baltazare is tasked to monitor the implementation of the safeguard management plans in close consultation with the Gender Focal Point and Community Liaison Officers on the project.


Baltazare Rongo joined the Project Office team in August 2020 as the Community Liaison Officer. With over 8 years of experience in Community Engagement and Stakeholder Relations with various mineral exploration companies, Baltazare is tasked to monitor the implementation of the safeguard management plans in close consultation with the Gender Focal Point and Community Liaison Officers on the project.

Baltazare Rongo

Baltazare Rongo joined the Project Office team in August 2020 as the Community Liaison Officer. With over 8 years of experience in Community Engagement and Stakeholder Relations with various mineral exploration companies, Baltazare is tasked to monitor the implementation of the safeguard management plans in close consultation with the Gender Focal Point and Community Liaison Officers on the project.

Miriam Teku

Project Accountant

Miriam joined the Tina River Hydro Power Project in August 2018 as the project accountant. With over 15 years experience in the accounts field with different private companies, Miriam provides professional financial accounting services for the Tina River Hydropower Development Project. Miriam graduated with a Diploma in Business Finance at Solomon Islands National University.

Miriam Teku

Miriam joined the Tina River Hydro Power Project in August 2018 as the project accountant. With over 15 years experience in the accounts field with different private companies, Miriam provides professional financial accounting services for the Tina River Hydropower Development Project. Miriam graduated with a Diploma in Business Finance at Solomon Islands National University.

Joel Zole

Community Liaison Officer - Social Monitoring

Joel is a new addition to the Tina Hydro Project Office team. He is our Community Liaison Officer – Social Monitoring. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws & Professional Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of the South Pacific (USP). Previously, he worked with a Customary landowning tribe at North-East Choiseul as a Legal Advisor. He said being part of this first large utility-scale renewable energy project for Solomon Islands, is a great privilege for himself. He is looking forward to seeing the positive progress of the Tina Hydro project. 


Leanne Fugui

Resource Management Officer

Joining the Project in 2014 as a receptionist, Leanne is now operates as the Resource Management Officer, providing administrative support and ensuring the efficient operation of the Project Office. Prior to joining the TRHDP, Leanne was a Project Officer for the Pacific Community Integrated Disaster Reduction Project, liaising with the National Disaster Council.

Resource Management Officer

Joining the Project in 2014 as a receptionist, Leanne is now working as the Resource Management Officer, providing administrative support and ensuring the efficient operation of the Project Office. Prior to joining the TRHDP, Leanne was a Project Officer for the Pacific Community Integrated Disaster Reduction Project, liaising with the National Disaster Council.

Mandus Boselalu

Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer

Mandus joined the project office in December 2022, as the Environment and Social Safeguard Officer (ESSO). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of the South Pacific (USP) and has over 10 years of work experiences with various Non-Government Organisations (NGOs’) and a mineral exploration company. He said it is a great privilege to be part of the massive renewable energy project especially in assisting the government to fulfil its development goals by providing much cleaner and reliable source of energy for Solomon Islands.

Miriam Teku

Miriam joined the Tina River Hydro Power Project in August 2018 as the project accountant. With over 15 years experience in the accounts field with different private companies, Miriam provides professional financial accounting services for the Tina River Hydropower Development Project. Miriam graduated with a Diploma in Business Finance at Solomon Islands National University.

Community Benefit Sharing Project Team

Francis Kapini

Community Benefit Sharing Project Coordinator

Francis has over 10 years interdisciplinary project management and consultancy experience, working for international organizations, NGOs, and the Private-Public sector in the Solomon Islands. Francis now heads the TRHDP - Community Benefit Share Project, working with government and major project partners to enhance the positive impacts of the Project for communities in the project region.

Federica Cimato

Community Benefit Sharing Project
Technical Advisor

Federica is an economist with 16 years of experience in international development and environmental economics. She has worked as an economist and policy advisor for the UK Government, in London and overseas, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating government programmes and projects. She is now an independent consultant with experience working with government institutions in developing countries and multilateral development banks on infrastructure projects and benefit sharing mechanisms.

Helen Campbell

Community Benefit Sharing Program Procurement and Finance Assistant

Helen joined the Project as the Procurement and Finance Assistant in early 2020. Helen studied Management, Public Administration, and Economics at the University of the South Pacific, and has over ten years experience in logistics, finance, and office administration.

Communications and Media Team

Sarina Laurence

Communications Advisor

With over 20 years experience in corporate and project communications, media and marketing across several industries, Sarina has travelled the world working for large organisations in various roles. With extensive experience with project work in the Resources and Infrastructure sectors in Australia, Sarina leads the strategic project communications for the Tina River Hydropower Development Project.

With over 20 years experience in corporate and project communications, media and marketing across several industries, Sarina has travelled the world working for large organisations in various roles. With extensive experience with project work in the Resources and Infrastructure sectors in Australia, Sarina leads the strategic project communications for the Tina River Hydropower Development Project.

Ronald F. Toito'ona

Communications Officer

Ronald is a former Chief Sub-Editor for the Solomon Star Newspaper and has been working for over 7 years in the mainstream media of Solomon Islands before joining the Project Office in September 2022. He is passionate about Fisheries and Climate Change reporting and has covered a few Climate Change Conferences, which promotes the use of Clean Energy. Joining the Tina Hydropower Project is an absolute privilege for him in assisting the government to fulfil its goals, especially for a clean, more reliable, and cheaper energy source for Solomon Islands.

With over 14 years' experience in the media and journalism, Georgina joins the Project Office as the Communications Officer. She has a degree in Journalism and Communication Arts from Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea and has spent her career in both print and broadcasting, with her most recent position as the TV Producer at SIBC. She has a passion for her country and its people, dedicating her career to telling their story. Georgina will work with the team in all aspects of media, events and stakeholder relations.

Communications Officer