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.”

Jan Arie Smit

General Manager, Solomon Breweries Limited

Jan has served as the SICCI Board Treasurer from 2016 – 2017. He was elected Board member in 2016 and later in 2017. He joined SICCI in 2014. Jan’s expertise is around FMGCG, alcohol beverages, logistics and has been in the beverage business for the past 20 years -  17 years with Heineken. Solbrew is a Platinum Sponsor Member.

Vision for the Chamber

“I believe there is a market for Solomon Islanders in these unexplored opportunities and SICCI should play a role in unlocking this potential for locals who want to make the step in running their own business in a sustainable way.”



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.”

Rose Martin

Board Member
Coordinator, Youth@Work

Rose has worked in the youth sector for more than 15 years both regionally and in Solomon Islands. She is currently the Coordinator of Youth@Work – a youth employment and entrepreneurship program implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC) in Solomon Islands.

Vision for the Chamber

“To be inclusive of young entrepreneurs; advocate for small businesses and a champion for grooming young business leaders.”

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.”