Jay Bartlett

Director, Hatanga Ltd

Jay is a young visionary leader who has been the SICCI Board Chair since 2015. He was Vice Chair in 2014 and has been a SICCI member since 2013. As director of Hatanga Limited, Jay has over 10 years in the construction business and has served a number of Board roles.

Vision for the Chamber

“My vision is for SICCI to be an effective advocator and voice for our members and wider business community. To continue to strengthen and develop the relationship between the Solomon Islands Government and local businesses and all the other local, regional and international stakeholders that we engage with. Internally I’d like to continue to build on the achievements we have made to date as leadership team and office to ensure that we as an organisation are committed to meeting and exceeding members’ expectations and to ensure the viability and sustainability of the SICCI in the medium to long term.” 

Katalaini Ziru

Vice Chair
Managing Director, Law Corporation Pty Ltd

Katalaini is a lawyer by profession and is currently the Managing Director of Law Corporation Limited, a law, policy and development consulting firm. Previous to these, Katalaini was Chief Legal Officer in the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, Senior Legal Officer in the Attorney General’s Chambers and Legal Officer in the Fiji Law Reform Commission.

Katalaini has served on various boards and commissions in the Solomon Islands, within the region and internationally. Katalaini received her Bachelors of Law Degree and postgraduate qualifications in Legal Practice and Legislative Drafting from the University of the South Pacific in Vanuatu. Katalaini hails from Fiji, but has lived in the Solomon Islands for the past 11 years.

Vision for the Chamber

“I am keen to be a part of a dynamic team that will foster effective engagement with government for the development of the private sector in Solomon Islands.”

David Rupokets

Managing Director, Capitol Construction Pty Ltd

David is a CPA with over 30 years experience in accountancy, finance and corporate management. In the recent 9 years he has held a senior management position of the Director of Corporate Services of a peak Regional Organisation in the Pacific. In this position, David’s sphere of work and responsibility included business planning, encompassing integrated planning and reporting frameworks, development and management of work plans and budgets, and performance management.  David is now in private business for over a year as managing director of Capitol Construction Pty Ltd. David joined the SICCI Board in July 2017.

Vision for the Chamber

“My vision is to see SICCI maintain a clear strategic focus with results and output driven to meet the needs of its wide range of membership. I also want to see that the business community through the Chamber is part of the development agenda of the country contributing prominently in investment and economic development policy debates."   

Lilly Lomulo

Board Member
Human Resources Manager, Solomon Islands Tobacco Company Ltd

Lilly served as a SICCI director since 2015. She has worked in the private sector for 20 years holding various management roles in Finance, Regulatory & Corporate affairs and Human resources management and has been on a number of Board roles across the public and private sectors. She is the Human Resources Manager of Solomon Tobacco who is a Platinum Sponsor Member.

Vision for the Chamber

“I hope that my participation would meaningfully contribute to private sector growth, and provide conducive environment for businesses to flourish thus creating employment for our Solomon Islanders and achieve my dream for a prosperous country.”

Samantha Maeke

Board Member
National Coordinator, Pacific Horticultural & Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA)

Samantha was appointed to join the SICCI Board in September 2017 as the National Coordinator of the PHAMA Program which has been in partnership with the Chamber in supporting agribusinesses and small businesses in the export industry.

She was previously employed by the Chamber as the Export Industry Officer since 2015 before she took up her current role with PHAMA in March 2017. Prior to that, Samantha had worked as the accounts payable officer at Kolombangara Forest Products Limited, Administrative/Medical Assistant at Sea Lark Medical Consultants and Executive Assistant to the General Manager at Bank of South Pacific.

Vision for the Chamber

"I am passionate about humanitarian concerns and I hope that through my work and my affiliation with the SICCI Board, livelihoods can be promoted and protected and ultimately lead to better lives for Solomon Islanders and encourage sustainable development into the future."

Frank Wickham

Board Member
General Manager, National Fisheries Development (NFD) Ltd 

Frank was chair of the previous Board’s internal sub-committee. He has been involved with SICCI since 2013 when his business became a member. In previous roles, Frank has been Head of School of Natural Resources at the then Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE), he was Project Manager at an EU Support Programme and he was a Capacity Development Advisor to SPREP in Samoa. NFD is also a Platinum Sponsor Member.

Vision for the Chamber

“To assist in delivery of the SICCI Objectives and contribute to supporting the interest of members.”


David Quan

Board Member
Managing Director, Quan Chee Corporation

David has been with SICCI for many years. He brings with him invaluable experience to the Board. He holds a number of Board roles across the public and private sectors.

Notably he is currently the Chairman of Solomon Power, a director of CBSI and Vice Chairman of the SI Chinese Association. In the past, David had also served as Chair of the SICCI Board.

Vision for the Chamber

“Working towards a brighter Solomon Islands for all.”


Toata Molea

Board Member
Managing Director, Didao Development Corporation Ltd

Toata runs a number of businesses under the Didao Development Corporation Limited, most notable the Didao Service Station in Honiara. He was appointed to join the Board in May 2017 in recognition of his success as a Small Medium Enterprise (SME) businessman.

Toata has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the fuel retail business. His academic background is in marine science as a marine biologist. He holds 2 degrees, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Marine Science from the University of South Pacific and later did postgraduate studies (PhD) at James Cook University in Australia which is currently pending.

Vision for the Chamber

“I’d like to add more voice to the private sector which is the engine room for the country’s economy and SICCI is the only avenue this can be done through.”

Sebastian Illala

Board Member
Managing Director, 
BJS Agencies Limited 

Sebastian joined the SICCI Board in 2016, bringing on-board his strong transport and logistics expertise and his knowledge of the cocoa industry. He joined SICCI as a member in 2009.

Vision for the Chamber

“As a strong supporter of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) and tax reforms, I would like to see improvements in infrastructure and the growth of agriculture and policy improvements.”



Craig Gibsone

Board Member
General Manager, Guadalcanal Plains Palm  Oil Limited (GPPOL)

Craig was elected into the Board in March 2017 after taking the role of General Manager of GPPOL two months earlier. He has been with GPPOL for seven years, previously as Plantation Manager and later Head of Plantations. GPPOL has been a member of SICCI for many years and is a Gold Sponsor Member.

Vision for the Chamber

“As a major employer and contributor to the Solomon Islands economy, I would like to continue the strong involvement that GPPOL has had with SICCI.”