About us

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.

Brally Tavalia

Community Liaison Officer

Brally is a Business management professional who aims to develop and implement strategic community management approaches in areas such as community consultations, community enhancement, and community engagement record management systems. Brally has enhanced his knowledge and skills through working with NGOs and in the private sector for over 10 years. Brally currently leads the development and execution of the Community Liaison Role for the TRHDP, a position he has held since 2011.

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.

Francis Kapini

Community Benefit Share 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.

Joshua Toren

Social and Environmental 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.

Titus Siapu

Project Implementation Support Officer

​A mechanical engineer by profession, Titus joined the project office in early 2010
as the Water Resource Hydrological Field Technician. Titus undertook his hydrological training with HydroLogic in the Waikato Region of New Zealand. Titus continues to work on the TRHDP’s through its implementation stage as the Project Implementation Support Officer.

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.

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.

Vera Deli

Office Assistant

Vera is the Tina River Hydropower Development Projects Office Assistant and has been with the Project since 2012. Before joining the Project Vera enjoyed an extensive career in the hospitality industry.