Incumbent SW CEO Ian Gooden (first on left), and the SW Executive Management team. Mr Gooden has been the longest serving CEO Solomon Water has ever had, with 8 years’ service. His term ends in July this year.


Solomon Water is starting the recruitment process to find a new CEO. Incumbent CEO, Ian Gooden’s contract is coming to an end and the SOE is looking for someone to replace him. Time is allowed for a proper handover before Mr Gooden finishes at the end of July.

Board Chairman for Solomon Water, Mr Donald Marahare said “Mr Gooden has been the longest serving CEO Solomon Water has ever had, with 8 years’ service. During this time he has developed a 30 year Strategic Plan and then began implementing the first 5 years action plan. Mr Gooden has negotiated more than USD 100 m in funds from various donors and there is currently more than USD 40 m of works under construction”.

Solomon Water still needs more funding for major upgrades to our existing infrastructure and also to extend operations to Gizo and Munda; funds for these are currently under negotiation.

Our service delivery and reputation has improved significantly and Solomon Water now has a strong and committed staff. We thank Mr Gooden for his years of hard work” said Mr Marahare.

Mr Gooden has also been a Board director, and for the past 2 years, Chairman of the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association, the peak body for all water utilities across the Pacific.

The search for a new CEO will be conducted internationally to ensure we get the best possible candidates to take Solomon Water into the next phase of its development, with much construction works and significant upgrades to all our infrastructure.

Solomon Water remains committed to its vision to provide “Safe water for a healthy nation” and continues to work towards improving our services to our customers.


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