Law Partners, having recently celebrated 50 years in Vanuatu, is proud to share another significant milestone.
In recognition of his achievements, hard work and commitment, Ali La’au has been appointed a Partner of the firm effective from 1st June 2021.
This is a very well-deserved appointment and one we are very proud to share.
Ali, a Ni-Vanuatu with his father hailing from South West Bay, Malekula and mother from Lotofoa, Tonga, we believe is the first Ni-Vanuatu to become Partner in a comparable firm.
Ali was educated in Vanuatu and New Zealand, going on to higher level studies in New Zealand, obtaining a Diploma in Management, and a Degree in Business Studies, majoring in Accounting.
After first joining us in 1998 when we were known as KPMG, Ali has continued on to today with Law Partners. Ali has continually displayed and shared his knowledge, professionalism and commitment to the firm, and to providing ongoing mentoring and training to staff around him.
Showing his desire for continual improvement, Ali, supported by Law Partners, went on to undertake and complete his CPA (Australia) qualification while in his role as Manager Audit and Accounting.
Ali has taken on many challenges, and has proven his worth time again, including having extensive audit experience, being the Auditor-in-charge of clients across various industries including domestic banks and insurance, airline, resorts, retail, Government aid projects and state-owned enterprises to name but a few.
Outside of the office, Ali also shares his time giving back to the community. Ali is passionate about Rugby Union, and devotes significant time to Rugby Academy Vanuatu (RAV) with coaching, managing and fundraising for all ages as well as an Executive member of the USP Rugby club and the Treasurer for the Vanuatu Rugby Football Union.
Jonathan, Vicki and the whole Law Partners team congratulate you Ali on your well-earned new title.