About the Chamber

The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is Vanuatu’s National Private Sector organisation.

Established in 1995 under the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Vanuatu Act, the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is a statutory body with a 16 member Council that represents Vanuatu’s private sector. All businesses with a valid Vanuatu business license are automatically VCCI members.

Our new vision statement, a stable and prosperous economy, encouraging trade, investment and providing economic opportunities for all members of society throughout Vanuatu, is proudly borrowed from Vanuatu 2030 – The People’s Plan, the country’s National Sustainable Development Plan.

It clearly indicates VCCI’s intention to become an organisation that makes a unique and significant contribution to the future of the country by representing the private sector in dialogue with Government and others, and by providing effective business development services across the country.

VCCI’s mission is to:

  1. Support the private sector in making a unique and significant contribution to the achievement of the National Sustainable Development Goals, by delivering services that produce value for VCCI’s membership, Government and other stakeholders; and
  2. Support policies, strategies, legislation, regulations, treaties, agreements and initiatives that enable businesses to grow in ways that are sustainable, have positive impacts on the economy, society and the environment.

VCCI Staff

The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Staff are here to help with any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us during work hours.

Howard Aru

General Manager

Joanna Spencer

VCCI Adviser

Phalguni James

Communications and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Ann Tari

Administration Officer

Genester Siro

Finance Officer

Katrina Sali

Finance Coach / Business Link Pacific Manager – Shefa

Natalie Noel

Sanma Support Officer

Esther Wenau

Project Supervisor

Candyce Simeon

Santo Project Officer

The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is a Statutory Body established in 1995 by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Vanuatu CAP 236 Act.

This legislation sets the structure of the “Capital Council” at 16 members. These members represent: small and large business, tourism, agriculture, finance, construction, manufacturing, land, air and sea transport, women’s organisations and public utilities.

Each Council member is voted in by VCCI members for two-year terms. Council members’ terms are staggered to ensure representation continuity.  Council meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of the month.

We actively encourage VCCI members to contact Council members representing their sector. To make contact with a Council members please contact reception@vcci.vu and we can connect you.

Antoine Boudier

Mr. Antoine Boudier


Sector: Large Businesses

Mr. Christophe Crowby

First Vice President

Sector: Agriculture

Ms. Julia Johnstone

Vice President

Sector: Air Transport

Mrs. Grace Sese

Sector: Construction

Mr. Lindsay Barrett

Sector: Financial & Commercial Services

Mr. Alexandre Perret


Sector: Financial & Commercial Services

Mr. Teiva Durand

Sector: Manufacturing

Mrs. Velenie Jacob

Sector: Women’s Group

Mr. Greg Pechan

Sector: Tourism

Mr. Jean Marie Duffau

Sector: Large Businesses

Ms. Lisa Dinh

Sector: Tourism

Mr. Mark Pardoe

Sector: Shipping

Mr. Frédéric PETIT

Sector: Utilities

Mr. Olivier Fernandez

Sector: Small Business

Ms. Nicky Barnes

Sector: Small Business

Mr. Max Zacharie

Sector: Land Transport