Welcome to the Public Trust Office in Samoa
Let us introduce you to our Public Trust Office Investment Board
Standing (left to right) – Reverend Dr Siaosi Salesulu (Director), Elizabeth Chan-Tung Peters (Director),
Toleafoa Vaega Lei Sam (Director). Sitting (left to right) – Honourable Safuneituuga Paaga Neri (Chairperson),
Asi Tuiataga James Fa’afili Blakelock (Director).
The Public Trust Office is a Government Public Trading Body. In its estate administration role, it operates by and is governed by the following legislation:
i. Public Trust Office Act 1975 (as amended)
ii. Public Trust Office Regulations 2015
iii. Administration Act 1975
iv. Wills Act 1975
As a Public Trading Body, the Office is also required to conduct its operations in accord with and subject to the Public Bodies (Performance & Accountability) Act 2001 and other relevant legislation.
The Office was formally established and mandated by the Public Trust Office Act 1975. In accordance with this Act and other relevant legislation, its core functions are:
“to ensure the permanent availability for those seeking executorship or trusteeship assistance in estate matters, and to manage and administer estates in accordance with the law, at affordable rates.”
Its primary functions as provided under the Public Trust Office Act 1975 are estates administration, efficient management of estate and trust funds as well as preparation of Wills.
“To offer professional and independent estate and trustee services to the Samoan community.”
“To be the first choice provider of estate and trustee services in Samoa.”