Barry Whiteside CF, FAICD


A Fiji citizen, Barry retired in 2017 after a long and distinguished career in central banking and is currently serving as a Director on a number of Fijian financial institutions, as well as the PCRIC. Prior to retirement he served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji from May 2011 to May 2017. Before that he was Deputy Governor from October 2009.

His service with the Fijian Central Bank spanned over 40 years and across all core areas, including Economics, Financial Markets, Financial Institutions Supervision, Currency and Corporate Services.

As Governor, Barry was a member of the National Anti-Money Laundering Council, National MSME Taskforce, and Fiji Institute of Bankers Council. He chaired several key external and internal committees including the Macro Economic Policy Committee, National Capital Markets Taskforce, National Financial Inclusion Taskforce, National Secured Transactions Taskforce, the Reserve Bank of Fiji Board, and various policy committees of the Bank.

Barry has a Bachelor’s degree in economics and administration from the University of the South Pacific and a Master’s degree in economics from Simon Fraser University, Canada. He was awarded the Companion of the Order of Fiji in 2018.