FRA CEO, John Hutchinson resigns

In a statement, FRA Chairman Dinesh Patel confirmed that Hutchinson “resigned today for personal reasons”.


June 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Hutchinson was appointed CEO in June last year.

PATEL: “The FRA Board of Directors will be seeking to recruit a new CEO and advise that in the interim, Mr Robert Sen will be acting in the position until a new CEO is recruited.”

The FRA chair thanked Hutchinson for his service.

John Hutchinson appointed as new CEO for Fiji Roads Authority

June 30, 2016 – The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) Board has appointed Mr John Schilling Hutchinson as the new chief executive officer for the Authority.

Fiji Roads Authority newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Mr John Hutchinson (DEPTFO)
Fiji Roads Authority newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Mr John Hutchinson. (DEPTFO)

Mr Hutchinson has more than 20 years’ experience in infrastructure-asset and portfolio management in both the public and private sectors.

He has worked for several large corporations in Australia after a distinguished career as an officer in the Australian Regular Army from 1976 to 1999.

From 1995 to 1998, Hutchison was on secondment from the Australian Army to the Fiji Military Forces, and he is aware of the infrastructure challenges in Fiji.

Most recently, he was general manager of the Global Security and Risk Management Group, serving in several countries around the world.

His previous positions included project director and executive general manager of Fluor Rail Services, senior construction manager of Fluor Australia, interim chief executive officer of HBS Group in Papua New Guinea, and contract general manager of JFTA PTY Limited.

FRA Chairman Mr Dinesh Patel, said the new CEO will also be responsible for institutionalising a high degree of accountability and transparency in all actions of FRA, including for its consultants and contractors, and setting high ethical standards since this is also a key priority of the new FRA Board.

Mr. Hutchinson was awarded the title of Certified Practising Project Director by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

He holds two Master’s degrees in business administration from the University of New England in New South Wales and a Bachelor of Arts degree in military studies from the University of New South Wales.

Mr Hutchinson’s appointment was finalised earlier this week.

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