Ministry Infrastructure appointed new CEO

Nuku’alofa, Tonga, 09 July, 2012: Mr. Ringo Kalahuni Fa’oliu has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the new Ministry of Infrastructure following an official decision on Friday 15 June, 2012.

As CEO of Infrastructure, Mr. Ringo Fa’oliu is responsible to the Minister and the Public Service Commission for implementing government policies and decisions, for managing the administrative; operational; and broader functions and activities of the Ministry of Infrastructure, and for developing and leading programs to continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery outcomes.

The new Ministry of Infrastructure is charged with Government’s statutory responsibility in the areas of Transport, Building and Civil Works, to achieve a well planned and maintained infrastructure platform that improves the everyday lives of people and lowers the cost of business.

Of high importance is the mandate to consolidate infrastructure related developments currently underway and ensure a strengthened administration to sustain the ongoing infrastructure maintenance and development needs of the country.

Mr. Fa’oliu entered Tonga High School in 1979 to 1985.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia and a New Zealand Certificate of Engineering (NZCE – Civil), Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.

His career in the public service began in 1989 as a Civil Engineering Cadet Officer, Ministry of Works. In 1995, he was promoted to the post of Engineering Officer Grade 1 and was later promoted to the posts of Civil Engineer and Senior Engineer in the same Ministry in 1999.

Mr. Fa’oliu resigned from the public service to take up positions in the private sector and was also a technical advisor for the Ministry of Works in 2009.

Mr. Fa’oliu was re-appointed to the public service in 2011 as Deputy Director, Building Control Division, Ministry of Works and later to the position of Director of Land Transport in the Ministry of Transport.

Mr. Fa’oliu has commenced as the new Chief Executive Officer for Ministry of Infrastructure on the 2nd July, 2012.

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