Gordon Darcy Lilo, Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands (since Nov 16, 2011)
Ministry of Environment and Conservation
P.O. Box G13
Phone: +677 28611/ 22453
Fax: +677 28735
- Elected to the National Parliament of Solomon Islands for Gizo/ Kolombangara Constituency in 5 December 2001. Re-elected in 5 April 2006.
- Official Leader of Independent Group in Parliament as of 17 December 2001 to 4 April 2006.
- Minister for Environment and Conservation from 22 December 2007 to present
- Minister for Justice and Legal Affairs from 8 to 10 November 2007
- Minister of Finance from May 2006 to 8 November 2007
- Master of Development and Administration, Australian National University
- Postgraduate Diploma, University of Papua New Guinea
- Bachelor of Economic, University of Papua New Guinea
Occupation before entering Parliament
- Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Finance
- Permanent Secretary Ministry of Forestry, Environment & Conservation.
Conferences, Delegations, Visits
- Annual Board of Governors meeting of World Bank/International Monetary Fund and Australian Development Bank .
- Date of birth: 28 August 1965
- Village/ Home Island: Ghatere, Kolombangara island
Derek Sikua, Former Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands
Dr. Derek Sikua is the 9th Prime Minister of Solomon Islands.
A career public servant, Dr. Derek Sikua was elected to Parliament in April 2006 as MP for North East Guadalcanal. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Sikua served as Minister of Education and Human Resources Development. In November 2007 he resigned his cabinet position and joined the Opposition. Dr Sikua then tabled a motion of no-confidence which was successfully carried through on December 13 2007. He was elected Prime Minister by Parliament on December 20, 2007, receiving 32 votes against 15 for government candidate Patteson Oti. He was sworn in on the same day and his Cabinet was sworn in on December 21 and December 22.
Sikua is from Ngalitavethi Village on the main island of Guadalcanal. He was Under Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development from April 1993 to February 1994, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development from February 1994 to November 1997, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Forests, Environment and Conservation from November 1997 to January 1998, Permanent Secretary with Special Duties at the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development from May 2003 to September 7, 2003, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development from September 8, 2003 to December 31, 2005.