Geoffrey Shaw (Chairman)
Geoffrey Shaw, the former owner of Castaway Island, Fiji, is a leading advocate of environmental sustainability in tourism development. He has been Chairman of the Mamanuca Environment Society from 2004 to the present. Castaway Island, now operated by Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, was a founding Member of the Society. This award winning, iconic private island resort has catered to holiday makers for over 50 years and was the first resort developed in the Mamanuca island group in 1966.
Steven Andrews (Treasurer)
Steven Andrews is the General Manager of Castaway Island, Fiji. He joined Castaway as Manager Operations in 2005 and was subsequently promoted to the position of Resort Manager and thereafter to General Manager in 2014. Prior to joining Castaway, Steven held the positions of Resort Manager at the five-star Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Island Resort. Steven is a great leader of people and very passionate about the service his team delivers to their guests on Castaway. He strongly supports conservation initiatives on Qalito island, the traditional name of Castaway and its surrounding islands and waters. He works closely with the communities and all stakeholders in the Mamanuca islands, promoting environment protection and sustainability through education and the adoption of ‘best practice’. The Outrigger sponsored OZONE global initiative provides a platform to work with his team in coral reef restoration programs and promote staff and guest participation through their weekly environment program.
Bradley (Brad) Rutherford – Committee Member
Brad Rutherford was appointed as Chief Executive Officer at South Sea Cruises Ltd in 2016. Prior to his current appointment he served as General Manager of ATS Pacific Fiji at AOT GROUP Ltd. Brad is a well-known tourism identity and has spent his entire career in the tourism sector, the last eight years of which based in Fiji. He has been involved in several community development and conservation projects including his involvement with Vinaka Fiji in the Yasawa and in the Mamanuca Islands.
Ratu Naitau Serupepeli – Committee Member
Naitau Serupepeli hails from Yaro Village on Malolo Island and is currently the Assistant Operation Manager in Mana Island Resort and Spa. He is also the head of the Tokatoka Nabukelevu, Mataqali Ketenamasi and the Yavusa Lawas (Fijian Social Units) in Yaro Village. He is a vital and pivotal link between MES and the traditional owners of then Mamanuca islands. He is passionate about the conservation of the environment and the importance of sustaining our beautiful reefs and marine life for our current and future generations.