Gounder and Tikoisuva Join FRCS Board

University of the South Pacific Economics Senior Lecturer Dr. Neelesh Gounder is one of two new appointments to the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) Board alongside lawyer Nancy Tikoisuva.

Gounder who was part of the Fiscal Review Committee and Tikoisuva of Toganivalu Lawyers join the Board for a three-year term, effective from July 25.

FRCS’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Malakai Naiyaga welcomed their inclusion saying that they add to the valuable expertise and perspectives that would help the Board provide effective strategic direction and oversight to FRCS.

“The appointments are also reflective of youth, energy, and balance which are required to support the processes and services transformation tasks FRCS is undertaking,” Naiyaga said.

Tikoisuva also works as an  External Academic with the University of the South Pacific (USP) and as a National Consultant with the  Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO).  She also sits on the boards of Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji and Leadership Fiji.

Dr Gounder is also the Deputy Head of School (Research, Innovation, and  Postgraduate Affairs) with the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics at USP. He has a Ph.D. in  Economics from Griffith University in Australia. Dr. Gounder is also a Centre Associate at the  Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.  He was one of the members of the Fiscal Review Committee appointed by the Fiji Government to review the government’s revenue and expenditure strategies and policies and to provide recommendations for strengthening the fiscal framework.

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