Meet Candice Benard, Corporate Manager & Compliance Officer at AJC
Candice Benard. Team AJC

Candice Benard

Candice Benard got her Brevet des techniciens supérieurs (BTS) in business and marketing in New Caledonia. She worked in the insurance industry for 4 years in New Caledonia and 6 years at Westpac and BSP as a Senior Relationship Manager with a portfolio of 300 clients. Candice also has experience managing small businesses in Port Vila.


1. Where do you come from ?

I was born in Nimes, but flew and lived in Africa for the 3 first years of my life. Moved to Biot, France until I was 13 years old (back and forth to Africa or La Reunion on every school holidays to visit family) and continued my life in Vanuatu since then (with a few stops in New Zealand, La Reunion and Noumea for school).


2. Why did you move to Port Vila ?

I moved to Port Vila with my parents and sisters, for a new life adventure. It will be 25 years in October 2020! No regret at all…


3. What are your favorite hobbies ? 

Travelling with my children (Ok for my husband to stay home, it’s cheaper), cooking and eating (and drinking my glass of white in the evening… but this doesn’t count as a hobby I guess ?)


4. Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years ?

Grandmother… ok, maybe not.

Professionally: happy just to get a pay rise and stay where I am !!!

Personally… travel to all the countries on my bucket list, and making sure that my kids are in the right path to continue their own life (even if I don’t mind keeping them with me all my life!).


5. What do you like the most in Vanuatu ?

The generosity and the smiles of Ni Vanuatu.


Candice Benard / AJC Vanuatu












Candice Benard / AJC Vanuatu