Project Office Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Community Benefit Sharing Project Team
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.
Community Benefit Sharing Project
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.
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
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
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.