Five directorship appointments were made by Cabinet on the 9th September 2020. Two of these are new appointments. Ms Simeamativa Leota Vaai has been appointed to the Board of the Samoa Life Assurance Corporation (SLAC) while Magele Philip Penn has been appointed to the Board of the Samoa Housing Corporation (SHC). Simeamativa replaces Tuatagaloa Alfred Schwalger whose term ended on the 15th September 2020 and Magele replaces Jason Annandale who resigned last month to avoid any potential conflicts of interest with his wife who is the new Attorney General. Other directorship appointments include Peseta Peter Tone who has been re-appointed to the Board of the Development Bank of Samoa (DBS) and Tuiataga Nathan Bucknall who has been re-appointed to the Board of the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA).
Cabinet has also appointed Ms Lussil Julie Anelita Tuala as the new Chair of the SLAC Board. Lussil is currently serving her second term as a Board Director for SLAC. She replaces Tuatagaloa Alfred Schwalger the outgoing Chair whose term ended on the 15th September 2020. Lussil’s appointment brings the number of Boards Chaired by women to three. She joins Gatoloaifa’ana Tilianamua Afamasaga who is the Chair of the Samoa Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Jennifer Ula Fruean who is the Chair of the Samoa Water Authority (SWA).