The Higher Education Commission (Commission) with the approval of the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Hon. Rosy Akbar, has appointed Mr Vijay Naidu as the Interim Director of the Commission as from 11 September 2020. Mr Naidu, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), has temporarily stepped down as a Commission member for this short-term caretaker role until the recruitment of the Director is facilitated. Mr Naidu has 30 years’ experience and background in finance, general management, property investment and in the construction industry. He is a Charted Accountant and member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA). He is no stranger to the Commission having served as a Commission member, Industry Representative on the working committee for Apprenticeship Fiji, Industry Representative on the Governance Group for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the development of National Qualifications for the Construction sector and Chair of the management team to guide the implementation of the area of focus as agreed to in the above MoU. The position of the Director will be advertised by the Commission in the near future.