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Participants in the 2018 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference, to be held at the Sofitel Brisbane Central on 6 & 7 August. Biographies and portraits are being progressively added here as the event approaches.

Please note that * indicates invited.

Professor Tim Flannery

Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne
Tim is an Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist and global warming activist.... More

The Hon. Peter O’Neill CMG MP *

Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

Carolyn Blacklock

Acting Managing Director, PNG Power Ltd
Carolyn has 25 years’ experience in private sector finance, development and infrastructure... More

David Brown

Chief Investment Officer, Nasfund
David is Chief Investment Officer at NasFund the largest private sector super fund in... More

Mathew Care

Chief Executive Officer, Hausples
Mathew commenced his career as a banking and finance solicitor at global law firm Herbert Smith... More

Edward Faber

Country Economist, Asian Development Bank
Edward assumed the role of ADB Country Economist in PNG in early 2018, where he is responsible... More

Kip Hanna

Regional Head Pacific, Westpac
As Westpac Pacific Regional Head, Kip delivers Westpac’s International business priorities... More

David Hill

Country Director—PNG, Asian Development Bank
Dave is an economist with 28 years of experience in infrastructure planning and implementation.... More

Clarence Hoot

Managing Director, Investment Promotion Authority of PNG
Clarence was appointed Managing Director of the Investment Promotion Authority of Papua New... More

Thomas J Jacobs

Country Manager Pacific, IFC (a member of the World Bank Group)
Tom is the International Finance Corporation's Country Manager for the Pacific, based in Sydney.... More

Pablo Kang

Head—Undersea Cables Task Force, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Pablo heads a DFAT Task Force directed to implement an undersea telecommunications cable... More

Crystal Kewe

Director, Crysan Technology
Crystal is appearing at the conference courtesy of the Westpac Outstanding Women Awards.... More

Craig Kirkland

Director for the Pacific Islands, Mastercard
Craig has been in involved in many aspects of payments in Australia and New Zealand since 1995... More

Samson Korawali

Head of Digital and Co-Founder, KK Consultancy
Samson has 15 years of industry experience working on multiple digital projects locally and... More

Craig Lawrence

Principal, Lytton Advisory
Craig brings over 28 years' experience in the infrastructure sector, working on government,... More

David Lennox

Resource Analyst, Fat Prophets
  As Fat Prophets' Resource Analyst, David Lennox covers the spectrum of the commodity... More

Mal Lewis

Chairman, Hornibrook NGI
A trained pilot and engineer, Mal joined Hornibrook NGI in 1994 as Managing Director... More

Augustine Sanga Mano

Managing Director & CEO, Mineral Resources Development Company Limited (MRDC)
Augustine was appointed the Managing Director & CEO of Mineral Resources Development Company... More

Moses Mondowa

Executive Chairman & Managing Director, Aiabba Minerals
Moses Mondowa has more than 20 years’ experience in the mining industry include business... More

Ted Muttiah

CEO—South Pacific, International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI)
Ted is a 35-year plus veteran of the international container shipping industry. ICTSI South... More

Lew Nielsen

Director, Loloata Island Resort, Lamana Developments
Lew has worked exclusively for the Lamana Group for more than 20 years. He was involved in... More

Robert Nilkare

Country Manager, New Britain Palm Oil Limited

Jon Pittar

Managing Director, Solar Solutions PNG Ltd
Arriving in PNG in 1988, Jon has 29 years of experience in senior management roles throughout... More

Dr Thomas Webster

Professorial Research Fellow, PNG National Research Institute
Dr Webster is currently Professorial Research Fellow under the Governance Research Program and... More

Paul Sayer

Chief Executive Officer, Nambawan Super
Paul Sayer was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2017 and is responsible for leading the... More

Paul Statham

Regional Director, Digicel Pacific
Paul Statham is the Head of Business Solutions at Digicel. He is an experienced Executive with... More

Zanie Theron

Managing Partner, KPMG PNG
Zanie Theron is the Managing Partner at KPMG in Port Moresby, and has been living and working in... More

David Wereh

Secretary, Department of Works
David Wereh is Secretary at the Department of Works & Implementation, the government agency... More

Andrew Wilkins

Publishing Director, Business Advantage International

Jay Bartlett

Chairman, Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce
Jay Bartlett is the current Chairman of Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry... More

Denis Meone

Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce
Dennis is the CEO of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is... More

Darren Lockyer

Rugby League legend
Darren James Lockyer is an Australian former rugby league player and current... More

Contact us

For queries regarding the event or your registration, please use the contact form to the right to get in touch. In cases of difficulty or for additional information, you can also contact us by phone: Australia: +61 3 9111 0044 or Papua New Guinea: +675 7181 9337

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