Human Resource Development

We understand the expectations of effective human resources from personal and professional experience and intimately understand the professional experience, skills and requirements that are needed for effective leadership of a dynamic organisation. Respectively the KVAConsult team has been Chairs of numerous boards that have been responsible for the shortlisting and appointment of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in government departments and State Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

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Business Development and Reengineering

We understand the need for businesses to keep abreast with current market conditions and financial trends, as well as change and innovation, where business development and re-engineering are often about the right advice at the right time. Respectively the KVAConsult team has been involved in the business development of the Aggie Greys Beach Resort-Samoa Limited, re-engineering of various high end private sector enterprise clients and private sector strategies and policies for Forum Island countries. To improve the focus of the advisory services, KVAConsult will continue to undertake strategies and policies for business development at the national and sectoral levels whilst PVCM will be positioned to focus on business development at the enterprise level.

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Public Sector Reforms & Governance 

We understand the need for change and accountability in the Public Sector as well as the necessary requirements for effective communication, collaboration and management of the expectations of all stakeholders involved in the process of reform and good governance. Respectively the KVAConsult team has been involved in the various aspects of public sector reforms and good governance from the realignment of the Public Works Department and development of the Institute of Directors in Samoa to enhancement of the governance processes of Government procurement systems of the Forum Island Countries.

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Strategic Development Planning

We understand the needs of public and private sector entities to undertake effective strategic development planning which helps an organisation articulate their own unique identity, and aspirations, ensuring that these objectives are clearly communicated to their intended audience. Respectively the KVAConsult team has been involved in the development of national sector plans, corporate and strategic plans for various clients ranging from SPREP to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

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Why Choose Us

KVAConsult are Financial and Economic Advisors that have contributed to the success of the Pacific for over 20 years. An ISO 9001:2008 certified consultancy firm that has the international expertise and experience of serving the Pacific in the Financial Management, Economic and Public Policy arena. Being Pacific based we have the proven experience of working with a diverse range of clientele and understand the cultural nuances, level of expectations and need for timely and well researched advice. KVAConsult operates with maximum flexibility in responding to the needs of clients, with its multi-disciplinary team of professional staff and access to a register of external consultants from various disciplines.

Who We Are


KVAConsult is a Pacific-based consultancy firm whose skilled, experienced and dependable team of consultants provides expert financial management, economic and public policy advice. Established in 1990 as Kolone Vaai & Associates the company restructured in 2000 to become the present firm co-owned by former Financial Secretaries for the Government of Samoa, Kolone Vaai and Epa Tuioti. In 2011 after more than twenty years in the competitive consultancy industry KVAConsult appointed Naomi Tuioti, Enterprise, Banking and Finance Expert as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer complemented by Rachel Vaai as successor CEO for Pacific Venture Capital Managers Ltd (PVCM) the enterprise planning and private sector management arm and subsidiary of KVAConsult. In support of the new leadership both Co-Managing Directors continue to be involved as Principal Consultants and as the firm’s “Brains Trust” serving as mentors and advisors to its young and dynamic team.

Consultancy Team

Principal Consultants


  • Kolone VaaiKVAAI PHOTO

Kolone is an economist and finance expert who has extensive experience in public and private sector policy development and management as a result of a professional career at various senior and executive level positions in the Government of Samoa and from various consultancy works undertaken in the Pacific region since 1990. Principal Consultant and former Financial Secretary for the Government of Samoa (1984-1990) and current Chairman of the Unit Trust of Samoa (UTOS). Kolone has been involved in the institutional reviews of PFTAC, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific Immigration Directors Conference (PIDC) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) as well as various private sector initiatives including the Aggie Greys Beach Resort.  Kolone has held several Chairmanship positions including Chairman of the Central Bank of Samoa (1998 – 2001) and the Samoa National Provident Fund (1984-1990).


Senior Advisor (Enterprise, Banking & Finance)


  • Naomi Tuioti

Naomi Tuioti FINAL

Naomi is principally involved in investment and finance activities; private sector development at enterprise level; business, strategic, sector planning; and advisory services and venture capital fund management. In addition to her areas of expertise Naomi has a niche portfolio of various tourism and hotel developments in Samoa, where her strengths are a no nonsense approach to business providing clients with holistic financial information that will lead to business success. Naomi has a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Management from Deakin University, Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Accountancy and Economics) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Senior Advisor (Economic & Finance)


  • Nadia Meredith-Hunt

Nadia Meredith-Hunt FINAL

Joined KVAConsult in 2009 from the Ministry of Finance for the Government of Samoa where she was the Samoa Water Sector Support Project Manager for the EU.  Nadia’s strengths are in high level economic, finance and public policy analysis and communicating clients’ complex needs into logical frameworks that will guide policy decisions and outcomes. She is a current Executive Member of the Samoa Association of Manufacturers and Exporters (SAME) and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Major: International Business, Minor: Economics, Marketing) from Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.


Senior Research Officer (Project Management & Research)


  • Rachel Vaai

Rachel Vaai FINAL

Rachel has a portfolio in commercial retail and was the Project Manager for the Samoa Telecommunications and Postal Sector Reform Project for the World Bank. Core to the management team, Rachel has dual roles as Senior Research Officer (Project Management) and CEO of Pacific Venture Capital Managers (PVCM) the enterprise planning and private sector management arm and subsidiary of KVAConsult. Rachel’s strengths are in gathering complex financial information and articulating advice for client’s to base their business decisions on. Rachel has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and International Business) from the University of Auckland and is a member of the Samoa Association of Women Graduates (SAWG).