Su’a is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and member of Samoa Institute of Accountants (SIA) and also a member of Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ).
He specializes in auditing and accounting services including taxation and other related business advisory services such as governance. Su’a is a member of various Audit Committees for some of the Government Corporations and Departments and he used to chair the first ever Audit Committee for SPREP (a regional organisation) based in Samoa.
Mr Su’a is heavily involved with sports within Samoa of which he used to be President of the Marist St Joseph’s Sports Club Inc, from 2005 to 2011 and current Chairman of Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation and is the current executive member of the Penquins International Rugby Club (UK).
He is also a lay preacher at his Methodist Church – Matafele.
Su’a is a graduate of Lincoln University, New Zealand, with a degree in B Com Accounting. He became a member of the Samoa Institute of Accountants and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants now merge and called Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand, and established the groundbreaking Samoan accounting and sports facilitating firm, Su’a & Associates back in 2005.
Su’a has been involved heavily in both rugby league and union in Samoa since completing university, becoming Captain of the national Toa Samoa rugby league team in 1999. In 2005 he was elected President of Marist Sports Club, a role he held for 6 years until he resigned in 2011 to take up the Presidency of Rugby League Samoa. Su’a is also an executive member of the HSBC Penguins International Rugby Club.
A highly regarded and trusted business advisor, Su’a serves on a variety of Samoan government and private boards and committees, including acting as Chairman for the SPREP Audit Committee in Apia and Deputy Chairman of the Marist Ben Leia Trust, established to support the former Manu youth rugby league player who became a tetraplegic after a horrific training accident.
After serving as board member of the Asia-Pacific Rugby League Federation, Su’a was elected to the board of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) in 2013 to date and in 2015, he was elected as Chairman of Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation.
With shrewd business acumen and a passion for sport focussing on growth in the Pacific Region, Tagaloa Fa’afouina Su’a has the determination and expertise to expand and nurture whether business or sports organisation he is engaged with.
- Marist Brothers School Mulivai 1979 to 1986
- Saint Joseph’s College (1987 to 1990)
- Catholic Senior School (1991)
- University Preparatory Year – National University of Samoa (1992)
- Lincoln University – Canterbury (New Zealand) 1993-1996
Pauga is a Chartered Accountant (CA) – New Zealand and also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)- Samoa and has been working on a managerial level for more than 11 years both local and international firms.
He specialises in auditing and accounting services, computerised system set up specializing in MYOB and IMF Payroll and system analysis.
§Also conducted services on creating and setting up new business for clients including preparation of loans proposals and business plans