A fulltime administrative Secretariat led by the Executive Secretary/Treasurer ensures that ABIF's missions are accomplished and objectives achieved, and the industry goals are communicated to the community.
The Secretariat appoints and coordinates standing and ad-hoc Committees comprising of senior officials from member-Banks to consider and report on specific matters of interest to Banks.
The Secretariat monitors changes to legislations and/or statutes in Fiji that might impact member-Banks and accordingly initiates appropriate actions or policy developments to meet the requirements expected of them.
The Secretariat also attends to procedures, documentation and standards that meet ABIF membership's needs and attends to the responsibility to improve public awareness and understanding of the industry's contribution to the community, with a strong emphasis on consultation with stakeholders.
The Late Alifereti C. Yaya was the Asssociation's first full-time Secretary who joined in March 1983. After his demise, in September 1989, the ABIF appointed Mr William (Bill) Sorby to this position.
Mr Sorby served the Association from April 1990 to April 1999 when he elected to retire. The Association took the opportunity to review and extend the perimeters of this position, expand on the duties and responsibilities of the role, and allow it more autonomy.
The role was also made to include the duties and responsibilities of the Secretariat of the Fiji Institute of Bankers. The position was designated the title of Executive Secreatry/Treasurer for both entities. The Association resolved that the appointee was to be one who had served the industry and would have gained considerable knowledge and experience together with skills and expertise.
Mr Rasiklal Jogia was appointed to this new role in May 1999 and continues to hold this position today.