Chief Executive Officer
Dennis hails from Tikopia in the eastern Solomon Islands. He started with SICCI as the CEO in May 2016.
Previously Dennis worked at the Economic Reform Unit in the Ministry of Finance and Treasury from 2006 to 2015 and later the Australian High Commission from 2015 to 2016.
Dennis is a young passionate Solomon Islander who wants to see the Solomon Islands economy grow and develop. He believes the private sector plays a key role in growing the economy, but such can only happen if the right kind of business environment is provided so that businesses can grow and prosper.
He sees the importance of the private sector and the government working in partnership, where both parties can discuss issues openly and explore policy solutions that can encourage private sector led growth. Ultimately where jobs can be created for our growing population, goods and services produced to meet ongoing demand, affordable pricing through competition as more businesses enter the market, and revenue for the government as more businesses pay taxes and duties to fund fundamental services such as health, education, law and public administration.
His interests are in public policy, economic reform, and private sector development and growth. Dennis holds a Master of Public Policy from Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) in New Zealand, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics and Public Management from University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji.