About us

About us

SFAI Barrett & Partners Vanuatu is a leading Chartered Accounting and Business 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.

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Trustees International Meeting

Decades of Experience


How we can help you

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.

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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.

Strata & Body Corporate Management Trustees International Limited AAA Citizenship & Immigration
SFAI Barrett & Partners Vanuatu is able to assist in all aspects of work related to obtaining and managing strata titles over leases and the body corporate management.

SFAI Barrett & Partners Vanuatu has assisted with multiple Strata titles in Vanuatu since 2005

The firm’s wholly owned trust company, Trustees International Limited, was established in order to enhance the firm’s services to offshore clients and to take advantage of the country’s offshore finance centre status.

 Today, almost half of the firm’s business is derived from offshore clients

AAA Citizenship & Immigration takes care of all aspects of  passport and citizenship acquisition for Vanuatu.

An accredited and designated agent of the Vanuatu Government Development Support Program (DSP). The Development Support Program was enacted in 2017 and supports infrastructure and economic development for Vanuatu.


The Partners

Lindsay, a founding partner in 1971.
lindsay barrett

Lindsay Barrett

Managing Partner
Mark has been a partner since 1997.
Mark Stafford

Mark Stafford

Melanie has been a partner since 2021.
Melanie Spann

Melanie Spann