The Fiji Chapter is led by a dedicated team of volunteers who are communication professionals from a range of disciplines, backgrounds and talents. The board manages the day to day operations, administration and finances of the Chapter, representing the IABC at a regional level. The term of the foundation board will end in January 2016.The IABC Fiji board works very closely with other chapters across the Asia Pacific Region and at an international level, ensuring that our members get the most out of being a part of IABC. There are also a number of volunteers who work with the board offering their time and energy on the many projects within the chapter, delivering greater benefits with belonging to an international association on a local level.
Mue Bentley Fisher
Mue’s career spans over 15 years of communications and public relations experience in both the private and public sectors in Fiji and the Pacific. Before joining ANZ, Mue was responsible for communications at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, the region’s leading policy organisation comprising 16 member Governments, including Australia and New Zealand. Mue has extensive experience working in countries across the Pacific and strong knowledge of international development issues, including private sector development, regional trade facilitation, climate change and renewable energy. Mue holds a degree in Communications (Multimedia and Professional Communications) from Central Queensland University. Mue is married with three children, a keen painter and is fluent in French. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/muefiji Twitter: @mueFIJI
Susi is a respected New Zealand Communicator, who has led Glass Tower Communications for over 20 years. Prior to this she had a ten year career in broadcasting. During her time in the communications sector, she has worked with organisations both large and small, launched a casino and town, helped an airline take flight, managed more than a few communications crises, handled media, developed and implemented communications plans and internal values programmes and advised at all levels of business. She has been working on projects within Fiji for the past 18 months, and works with clients across Australasia and the Pacific. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susimaclean Twitter: @susimaclean
The best way to get value out of your IABC membership is to get active by volunteering. In addition to Board Members, we have many professionals who take on volunteer jobs to help in delivering excellence in communications for all our members. Volunteers have the opportunity to: ▪ Develop new skills ▪ Take a leadership role in the profession ▪ Make new contacts and strengthen existing ones ▪ Keep pace with new communications practices ▪ Serve to better the communications profession Not to mention the value and interest it adds to your CV and job prospects!
IABC Fiji supports volunteers in many areas including: ▪ Professional development and events ▪ Membership development, including corporate membership ▪ Finance ▪ Sponsorship and endorsement ▪ Education and student membership ▪ Communication ▪ Special projects – such as our current newsletter and website re-development