Assisstant Ombudsman

Maualaivao Pepe Seiuli

Maualaivao born and raised in Samoa, joined the Office of the Ombudsman in 1992 when the Office was established at the Old Fono House of Parliament.

He assists the Ombudsman in the conduct of investigations against Government Ministries and agencies concerning complaints from members of the public relating to matters of defective administration. Maualaivao is responsible to the Ombudsman in the overall administration of the Office to ensure effective and efficient operations.

Prior to joining the Office of the Ombudsman, Maualaivao worked for the Office of the Public Service Commission as Chief management Advisory Officer dealing with Public Service Appeal matters. He was also an Advocate for the Commission in appeals against non promotions, appointments and disciplinary matters. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Executive Officer for the Inland Revenue Department.

Our Staff

Good Governance Unit

Fuimaono Vaiao Eteuati

Director Good Governance


Principal Investigations Officer

Manino Eveni Tui

Senior Investigations Officer

Our Staff

Human Rights Unit

Loukinikini Vili

Director Human Rights

Ellenlina Moala Tumua

Principal Human Rights Advisor

Vaelei Apulu Ioasa

Senior Human Rights Officer

Our Staff

Special Investigations Unit

Lagafuaina Tavita

Director Special Investigations

Taalo Leota Taalo

Principal Investigations Officer

Nepa Papalii

Senior Investigations Officer

Our Staff

Engagement & Communications Unit

Tupuola Toetu Isaako Tuia

Director Engagement & Communications

Michael Tamanikaiyaroi

Principal Multi-media Engagement Officer


Senior Engagement Officer

Our Staff

Corporate Services Unit

Loau Davina Rasch Salanoa

Director Corporate Services

Ieti Seiuli

Senior Accounts Officer

Rosuweti Galuvao

Support Officer

Salamasina Sanele

Clerical Officer

Ropati Sitivi


Mele Afato Taveuveu

Office Assistant/ Cleaner