Steven-AndrewsSteven brings broad experience in Fiji’s hospitality industry to his new role.

Steven joined Castaway Island as Manager Operations in 2005 and in 2012 was promoted to the position of Resort Manager.

Prior to joining Castaway Island Andrew held the positions of Assistant Resort Manager and Resort Manager at the five-star Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji Island Resort.

Since beginning his hospitality career in 1988 he has gained experience in Accounts, Night Audit, Front Office, Operations and departmental management roles. He has undertaken several Hotel and Management courses and intends to pursue an MBA later this year.

He is married with three children and lists his hobbies as cycling, scuba diving and soccer.

Regional General Manager of Outrigger Resorts Fiji, Mr Peter Hopgood, said Steven’s promotion to General Manager of Castaway Island reflected his strong work ethic and commitment to his staff.

"Steven is a great leader of people and very passionate about the service his team delivers to their guests on Castaway Island, ”Mr Hopgood said.

Accessible only by boat, seaplane or helicopter, Castaway Island is a private island resort located in the heart of Fiji’s Mamanuca Island group approximately 30 kilometres (18 miles) offshore from the main Fijian island of Viti Levu. The island’s 70 hectares (174 acres) are covered in rich tropical rainforest and surrounded by white sand beaches and coral reefs.

The private island featuring 66 accommodation bures, was acquired by Outrigger Enterprises Group from its previous owner Mr Geoffrey Shaw in February this year along with 100% ownership of Outrigger on the Lagoon. Fiji.