Film Fiji, Suva, 07 July 2014: FILM FIJI Board would like to announce the appointment of Dallas Foon as the New Chief Executive Officer of Film Fiji effective from 14 July 2014. The appointment was made in consultations with the Minister for Industry and Trade, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
Mr. Foon has held a number of senior management posts in Fiji, including the General Manager of Strategic Planning for Fiji Airways and the General Manager for Rooster Poultry. In these positions he has overseen a number of rebranding initiatives, major projects, and business negotiations both locally and internationally.
The Minister said Mr Foon will work closely with the Board in the development of the audio visual industry importantly the creation of opportunities for Fijians opting to develop their career in the movie industry.
“During this time of transformation, Film Fiji will have to ensure that we nurture and develop local talents not only actors but technical crew such as cameraman, sound engineer are given opportunities to work and grow with the Film industry.”
The Minister adds as CEO, Mr Foon will work with the Board in ensuring that audio visual policies are enhanced in line international standards including the development of a code of conduct for AV agents whilst at the same ensuring that movie productions are in compliance with our inter agency regulations.
Film Fiji would also like to thank Florence Swamy for her service as acting CEO during the position’s vacancy and we wish her well in all her future endeavors,” he said.