We Are One Of The Pacific’s Largest Boutique Investment Groups

Founded in 1937, Grey Investment Group has been involved in successful ventures in the South Pacific for over 75 years. With our strong family and community principles we strive towards profitable and ethical investments.

Our History.

When travellers talk of their adventures and experiences in the South Seas, the name Aggie Grey’s is bound to come up. Built as the International Hotel, the original wooden building was removed from its first site around 1900 and rebuilt where Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows now stands in Apia, on the harbours edge. Over the years, the Hotel has been developed and modernised, and will now undergo a $25m USD complete make-over.

During the 70’s and 80’s, Alan Grey started working in the family business and saw new opportunities, founding the Grey Investment Group. The Group has become one of Samoa’s largest employers outside of government, providing valuable jobs and opportunities for the community.

Recent Investments.

In 2005 and in collaboration with the Samoan government, the Grey Investment Group opened the doors of the $25m USD Aggie Grey’s Lagoon, Beach Resort & Spa. The Resort offers a whole new family holiday experience in paradise and is situated only five minutes from Samoa’s main International Airport. With its superb location the Resort allows travellers a quick and effortless gateway to the start of their Samoan holiday.

Offering full facilities and the legendary Aggie Grey’s gracious hospitality and service, guests are welcomed with a smile and treated as a guest in their home. A destination for romantic escape, a family holiday, a short break or a group event, the resort provides the idyllic location.

New Investments.

More recent investments include investment in Virgin Samoa, the acquisition of Le Meridian Hotel in Tahiti for $15m USD in 2012, the re-development of Le Penina Country Club, Golf Course and Entertainment Functions Centre and Samoa’s first Condominium and Time Share Village development, due to be developed in 2016. The Grey Investment Group continue to progress their portfolio in the Pacific region, constantly on the lookout for new opportunities as it looks to diversify and grow in emerging markets to add to its rapidly expanding asset base.

We’re one of the Largest Private Employers in Samoa.

We love working with people and helping the wider community - the group employs close to 1,000 people in Samoa, and nearly 500 in Tahiti, French Polynesia.

This makes us the largest employer in Samoa outside of the government, ensuring on-going positive contribution to the Samoan economy.

A Wealth Of Experience.

We have great people and building on the Aggie Grey’s legacy, new generations of the Grey family have continued to expand and explore new ventures.

Alan Grey

Chairman

Alan founded the Group in the late 1980’s. He has been instrumental in laying the foundations for what is known today as the Grey Investment Group and the diverse portfolio. Alan’s background spans as one of Samoa and the South Pacific’s well known and respected business executives. Some of Alan’s past and current roles have included:

  • Chairman and Director : Central Bank of Samoa
  • Chairman and Director : Bank of Western Samoa. Formerly Owned by the Government of Samoa and the Bank of New Zealand (Now the ANZ Bank Samoa Limited)
  • Chairman and Director : Samoa Industrial Gases (Now BOC Gas Samoa Limited)
  • Chairman and Director : Polynesian Airlines
  • Chairman and Director : Samoa Visitors Bureau (Now Samoa Tourism Authority)
  • Director : Virgin Samoa Airlines
  • Chairman : Samoa Hotel Association
  • Chairman and President : Samoa Rugby Football Union Inc.
  • Treasurer : Samoa Rugby Football Union Inc.
  • President : Samoa Rotary Association
  • Commodore : Apia Yacht Club
  • Manu Samoa : Rugby Football Union Representative Player
  • Represented Samoa : in Sailing and Yachting at the South Pacific Games
  • Induction : into the Hall of Fame for Samoa sport
  • Patron : of Many Sporting Bodies, Charities and Non Government Organisations
  • Some of Alan’s Awards include: : Outstanding Service Award for service to Samoa and the Business Community awarded by the Samoan Government

Frederick Grey

Director

Fred’s background has been largely tourism and development based. Fred has a degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand along with an Advanced Diploma in Hotel Management from the prestigious Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Australia as well as a Diploma in Hotel Management from the IHTTI Hotel Management School in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Fred played representative Rugby for Samoa A against New Zealand A and the New Zealand Maori team. When off the field, Fred was also actively involved in captaining Samoan Long Boats who were the first ever Samoan team to win a Long Boat Race in the sports ancient history within American Samoa.

Fred has been responsible for the Group’s growth into new markets and ventures. One of the largest developments to date was developing and building of the 145 Room Aggie Grey’s Lagoon Beach Resort and Spa in Samoa at a cost of $25m USD. This was considered the country’s first ever large scale resort.

Fred has also developed Samoa’s only greenfields natural water export plant which was launched in 2008 at a cost of $8m USD. When not busy working on the business, Fred currently sits on a number of boards such as Virgin Samoa Airlines and the Board of Directors for Samoa Tourism.

Looking to the future, Fred is currently in the early stages of introducing Samoa’s first ever boutique casinos to be launched in early 2014 along with a condominium development on one of Samoa’s premier beachfront locations near the countries International Airport.

Fred has also been tasked by the Government of Samoa to Lead and Chair the Airline Taskforce Committee of Samoa which is tasked with encouraging more airline carriers and airline capacity to Samoa from Asia, North and Central America.

Tanya Grey

Director

Tanya is dedicated to the accounting, finance and management divisions of the Grey Investment Group.

Having studied Accounting, Tanya’s skill set and knowledge base has become finely honed with years of hands-on experience in handling day-to-day financial operations for a broad variety of businesses helping to develop long-term financial strategic planning and direction for the Group.

Unrivalled in her experience of Hotel Accounting and Management systems, she also has a wealth of applied knowledge in general business management, business account systems, and business-dedicated information technology.

With over 20 years experience in all levels of the business, Tanya continues to be a pivotal asset and contributor towards Grey Investment Group’s continuing growth and success and the Groups growth in the pacific region.

Portfolio.

Our Core Business Values.

We see potential in investments that create jobs for people and provide support for their communities.

Ambitious & successful, we have a prosperous history of new development ventures and investments in world-recognised brands, into all of which we instil our principles of Family Values, Integrity, Loyalty, Ethics, Traditional Ethos and Progress.

Grey Investment Group & Samoan Culture.

As part of maintaining the Samoan tradition for years to come, the Grey Investment Group have been instrumental in helping rejuvenate the ancient 1,000 year old sport of traditional long boat racing called “Fautasi Long Boat Racing” within the many Samoan Villages.

This has now become one of the most popular events in the country’s Independence celebrations on Apia Harbour, with races in September called the Teuila Festival Race. These boats can be manned by either men or women and can hold up to 40+ people. Boats can measure anywhere from 85 to 100 feet long.

Backing the Boys & Manu Samoa Rugby.

Grey Investment Group have been proud supporters of Samoan Rugby since the early 1970’s and still continue to be now.

Instrumental in being a driving force behind Samoan Rugby and what it is today, the Grey Investment Group lead by Alan Grey pioneered Samoan Rugby from the early 1970’s. Even the Samoan Prime Minister can be quoted saying “The truth about Alan Grey… Rugby wouldn’t exist in Samoa today without him…” Alan Grey has spent millions of his own money to fund Manu Samoa in the past. Alan Grey was installed as the National coach in the 1970’s and helped the Samoan Rugby Team to some great successes.

Behind the scenes the group collectively helped finance Samoan Rugby until it became professional with the formation of Manu Samoa Rugby Limited. This was helped by the Fay Richwhite Merchant Bank, Grey Investment Group, and the Samoan Rugby Union. The Group has spent millions sponsoring Samoa Rugby over the years and are proud of where it is at today.

Giving Back To The People.

We believe in people and as part of what we do we give generously back to the local and wider community. Some of the projects and charities that we have been involved in are:

HEALTH

The Grey Investment Group and family have always been at the forefront of offering their help to those that volunteer their services to aid

Help is given by assisting plastic surgeons, doctors and aid groups with free accommodation and meals at our hotels and resorts for those that volunteer to come to Samoa to help the needy.

SAMOA RED CROSS

The Samoa Red Cross Society is recognised for its capacity to provide humanitarian support to the most vulnerable in the community.

The Society helps people prevent, prepare and respond effectively to emergencies and disasters through services that are in accordance with the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR

The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women, founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan.

Together with a diverse network of collaborators, we serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world. We have been supporting Little Sisters of the Poor for several decades now.

SAMOAN CHARITIES

- Samoa Aids Foundation
- Samoa Victim Support
- Samoa Intellectually Handicapped Society

- Animal Protection Society - Sports Foundations and Charitable Organisations

Contact Us.

For any questions, queries, or enquiries, please contact us as follows.

New Aggie Grey's Building
Main Beach Road
Apia Harbour
Apia
Samoa

Telephone: (685) 22880
Facsimile: (685) 23626
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Address Aggie Grey's Building, Main Beach Road
Apia Harbour, Apia
Samoa