Chief Executive Officer
Languages: English, Samoan
Silao Vaisola Sefo is the Chief Executive of South Seas, appointed in June 2016, responsible for overseeing the growth of the organisation and providing leadership as South Seas Healthcare takes the next step in developing our services and its vision. Silao has been a key member of the South Seas Executive Management and Leadership Team since 2013, when he initially joined as Operations Manager, having moved from Counties Manukau District Health Board. Silao has a background in professional rugby, which he sees as providing the building blocks to his professional career. Silao aims to ensure that a key part of his role is to strengthen and build relationships with community and partners to ensure the healthcare developments are in line with future growth and aspirations. Silao was born in the village of Gagaifo o le Vao in the district of Lefaga in Samoa, was educated in New Zealand and is a graduate of the University of Otago.