Director`s Forward

Ridley M Joseph
Director and Registrar

Office of the Registrar of Cooperatives & Business Development Service

As the Director and Registrar of Cooperatives, I stand firmly to echo and adopt the aim set by the International Cooperative Alliance for the Cooperative Movement in Vanuatu;

1. Be acknowledged leader in economic, social and environmental stability

2. To be the Model preferred by people
3. To be the Fastest growing form of enterprise by 2020

Strategically we can achieve by

1. Participation – participation of members and governance to new level
2. Sustainability – position cooperatives as builders of sustainability
3. Identity – build cooperative message and secure cooperative identity
4. Legal Framework – ensure supportive legal frameworks for cooperative growth
5. Capital – secure reliable cooperative capital while guaranteeing member control

To Enhance ORCBDS services to clients, ICT is a positive contributor. To have a global cooperative identity, cooperatives need ICT;

1. Only coops can use it
2. Its ethical
3. Stand out on the web
4. Marketing power
5. Be discovered
6. Be recognized
7. A domain that suits you
For Vanuatu Cooperative Movement, let’s create the IMPACT and VISIBILITY.

Senior Management


Ridley M Joseph
Director/Registrar


Joe Iauko
Manager Finance & Compliance
Assistant Registrar


Clentine Ronson
Manager Provincial Operation
Assistant Registrar


Karldon Sam
Manager Training Communication & Research

The Office of the Registrar of Cooperatives & Business Development Services (ORCBDS) is a public service office holder appointed by the Public Service Commission (PSC) under the Cooperative Act 1986, Cap 152 (COSO Act). Mr Ridley M. Joseph was appointed to the position on March 2015.
The Registrar's office supports and regulates the Coop Societies that are incorporated under the Act. It does this in a variety of ways: by advising them on how to incorporate, by training committees, members and key staff in good corporate governance, by making sure they comply with the law and by intervening when needed.
About the Registrar
Wednesday 19 June 2019