Close to 80 Board Director vacancies on offer

By Matai'a Lanuola Tusani T - Ah Tong 25 November 2022, 12:00PM

Close to 80 Board Directors vacancies are currently being advertised by the Independent Selection Committee which it hopes will be filled by March next year.

A total of 76 Board Directors vacancies is for 23 State-owned enterprises (S.O.E.s) that are responsible for governing the public bodies. 

The positions were advertised by the Committee (I.S.C.) in the Samoa Observer inviting applications from experienced and qualified individuals to serve the public bodies. 

Acting Prime Minister, Leatinuu Wayne So’oialo said the new process now for interested applicants is that they have to be specific in which Board they are applying for. 

This has changed from the previous practice, Leatinuu said, where applicants would submit one general application for any Board Director position. 

“That is no longer the practice you have to be specific on which Board to apply for,” said Leatinuu in an interview. 

“Majority of the Board of Directors position are due in March [next year] and the I.S.C. is putting out the advertisement now and the selected Boards should be approved by Cabinet by then.” 

The vacant Directors position is for the Development Bank of Samoa, Electric Power Corporation, Public Trust Office, Samoa Airport Authority, Samoa Housing Corporation, Samoa International Finance Authority, Samoa Land Corporation, Samoa Shipping Corporation, Samoa Shipping Services, Samoa Trust Estates Corporation, Samoa Water Authority, Unit Trust of Samoa, Samoa Life Assurance Corporation, Samoa National Provident Fund, Accident Compensation Corporation, Land Transport Authority, National Kidney Foundation of Samoa, Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority, Samoa Qualifications Authority, Samoa Sports Facilities Authority, Samoa Tourism Authority and Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa.    

The Board of Directors sets operational and organisational policies, provides overall leadership and strategic direction, plans and monitors work and financial performance and reports on that performance to the shareholder (Government).

Applications close on 9 December 2022 and should be addressed to the I.S.C. Chair for consideration. 

By Matai'a Lanuola Tusani T - Ah Tong 25 November 2022, 12:00PM
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