New Zealand Customs Service Helps Train Leaders from FRCS

Eleven senior leaders from the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) graduated from a nine-month Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP) last week which was delivered under the partnership between the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS).

PLP has been delivered in the Pacific since 2012 and is designed to increase leadership and management capacity in Pacific organisations. It aims to equip leaders with practical resources to achieve their objectives and address day-to-day leadership issues and challenges, improving their results.

The guest speaker at the graduation ceremony, NZ Customs Service Group Manager Maritime Decision, Mr. Paul Campbell stated: “It was a privilege to be amongst so many leaders who are looking do remarkable things personally and professionally and it was truly humbling to hear their stories. These stories all spoke to the determination, resilience, perseverance and dedication of the participants and I wish them every success in the future.”

Prior to the graduation ceremony, there was a talanoa session which provided an opportunity for the graduates from across FRCS to outline their leadership journey since the start of the programme in March 2023. Listening to their stories and providing insights were the New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji, H.E. Ms. Charlotte Darlow, Mr. Paul Campbell, and the FRCS Director of People, Culture and Capability, Mr. Uraia Rasake.

The eleven graduates from FRCS will join 154 other PLP alumni.

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