Ms Kini Saukuru has joined Castaway Island Fiji as Sales and Marketing Manager and will spend her time between Nadi and the resort working across sales, marketing and reservations.
A well-known and respected figure in the tourism industry, Kini started her hospitality career in 1996 at Matamanoa Island Resort where she worked in the front office, accounts, cost control, purchasing and sales departments. By the time she left the resort in 2006 she held the position of Resort Operations Manager/ Assistant Manager.
From 2006 to 2009 she held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager / Reservations & Operations Manager for Viwa Island Resort.
Prior to her Castaway Island appointment she was Sales and Marketing Manager at Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina.
Kini, who lists her interests as cooking, reading, gardening and sports has also been an active community worker. She has been a member of the Fiji Hotel Workers Volleyball Association Committee, the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association Mamanuca Marketing Committee, an executive committee member of the Mamanuca Environment Society, a liaison officer between the I Taukei Motu and MES/Coral Cay Conservation and fundraising project manager for the Matamanoa MPA/ Tavua Village MPA and surrounding house reef.
Kini will report to Castaway Island General Manager, Steven Andrews and Director of Sales & Marketing Paul Cutler based in Sydney, Australia.