SFAI Barrett & Partners Vanuatu

SFAI Barrett & Partners Vanuatu is a leading chartered accounting and consulting firm in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The firm’s origins date back to 1971. The firm operated under the international firm of Coopers & Lybrand until September 1992 when Lindsay Barrett and Adrian Sinclair purchased the remaining equity and changed the name to Barrett & Sinclair.

In September 1995, the firm joined the international firm, BDO International, and practised as BDO Vanuatu until 2009. In 1997, the local firm of Stafford & Associates merged with the firm and Mark Stafford became a partner. In 2005, the French accounting firm of ECA became part of the firm and provided the platform to provide the firm’s services in all official languages.

In 2021 the firm said farewell to a retiring Adrian Sinclair and welcomed Melanie Spann as a partner.

barrett and partners management

Local Knowledge

Being one of the oldest firms in Vanuatu, we have acquired an extensive knowledge of local regulations, legislation, and methods as well as a close working relationship with government ministries, departments and authorities. We can therefore provide valuable guidance and introductions to potential local investors, who are often baffled by the myriad of regulations and unfamiliar customs and procedures.

Meet The Partners

of SFAI Barrett & Partners Vanuatu

Lindsay was a founding member back in 1971

Lindsay Barrett

Managing Partner

Mark has been a partner since 1997

Mark Stafford


Melanie has been a partner since 2021

Melanie Spann


How can we help?

Today, SFAI Barrett & Partners Vanuatu is the largest firm in Port Vila, and enjoys a reputation for providing efficient, high quality service to its clients, both locally and internationally. Besides operating a traditional accounting practice, providing audit, consulting, insolvency and management services, the firm, through Trustees International Limited, provides trustee services and funds and portfolio management to its many overseas-based clients.


We also provide French and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) speaking service in all areas of practice.