Port Denarau Marina’s new fearless leader

Cynthia Rasch has been appointed General Manager of Port Denarau Marina, Fiji.

Photography by Port Denarau Marina

16 May 2017


It is with immense pride that one of Fiji’s leading marinas – Port Denarau Marina Limited – has publicly announced the appointment of Cynthia Rasch as General Manager, taking over from Managing Director, Nigel Skeggs.

Drawing on her experience as the Business Manager of Port Denarau Marina, Cynthia will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of the marina. Her appointment as General Manager will officially start in June.

Born and raised in Suva, Fiji, and studying at Indian College and St Joseph’s Secondary School, Cynthia spent years in the telecommunications industry – including Regional Manager for Digicel – before joining Port Denarau Marina in 2011.  During her time with Port Denarau Marina, Cynthia has completed the Intermediate and Advanced Marina Management Courses in Australia as well as Fiji’s Leadership Development Program.  She is currently studying a post-graduate Certificate in Business Management at the University of Fiji.

“I am delighted with this wonderful opportunity and am thankful for the faith put in by the CEO and Board of Directors [at Port Denarau Marina],” Cynthia commented.

“Having worked at the marina over the last six years has taught me a lot, and I am ready for this new challenge. I’m especially hoping to grow in this position, to move the business forward and to see our team improve in the process.”

Outgoing Director of Port Denarau Marina Limited, Nigel Skeggs, said, “After nine years as the Managing Director of Port Denarau Marina, the time has come for me to pursue some new endeavours.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the company and am extremely proud of all the accomplishments we have made over the years. I leave with full confidence in Cynthia and look forward to witnessing the many contributions to the company’s future that she will bring.”


A short drive from Nadi International Airport, Port Denarau Marina is one of Fiji’s premier marina facility. As the hub of the integrated Denarau Island Resort, Port Denarau Marina is considered the gateway to exploring the idyllic, sun-drenched tropical isles of Fiji’s west coast. On top of this, Port Denarau Marina was awarded the International Marina of the Year for 2015-2016.


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