The Constitution currently provides that the maximum number of Board of Directors of the Trustee shall be nine. All directors have a responsibility to meet appropriate ethical and professional standards, which includes an understanding of the requirements of the Superannuation Act. Directors resign and offer themselves for re-election as provided for under the Constitution.
|ANTHONY SMARE | Chairman | Director since August 2012
Anthony Smare has a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology) from the Queensland University of Technology, has studied leadership at Harvard University and Oxford University and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a former partner of Allens Arthur Robinson lawyers specialising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and natural resources law, practicing in Papua New Guinea and Australia.
|LADY AIVU TAUVASA | Deputy Chairperson | Non-Executive Director | Director since September 2014
Lady Aivu Tauvasa has held various key positions in the Pacific related to business, trade, export facilitation and enterprise development over the past 28 years. Lady Tauvasa was previously the Managing Director for the Investment Promotion Authority, Trade Commissioner for Pacific Islands Trade & Investment Commission, Sydney and Permanent Representative and Delegation of the Pacific Islands Forum to the WTO. Lady Tauvasa holds an MBA, Aviation Management from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, USA, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea and a Primary School Teacher’s Certificate from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. She is also Chairperson of Nambawan Savings & Loan Society Limited. Lady Tauvasa is the chairperson of the membership committee and a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and Strategy Committee.
|LESIELI TAVIRI | Non-Executive Director | Director since September 2014
Lesieli Taviri is currently employed as the Chief Executive Officer for Origin Energy PNG Limited, an energy retail and distribution business. Prior to succeeding into the CEO’s role, she served in several other senior management capacities.She is a Director (Chair) of the Business Coalition for Women and Director for Nationwide Microbank. Mrs Taviri holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration from the Torrens University in Adelaide, Australia. Mrs Taviri is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and recently completed the graduate program for the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mrs. Taviri is the chairperson of the Technology Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
|REGINALD MONAGI | Non-Executive Director | Director since September 2014
Reginald Monagi has extensive private sector experience having previously worked with South Pacific Brewery Limited, Goodman Fielders International PNG, Colgate Palmolive (PNG), British American Tobacco (PNG) Limited, Fairdeal Liquors (PNG) Ltd and Shell (PNG) Ltd. He is currently Director Corporate Services and Company Secretary for the International Education Agency of PNG Ltd. Mr Monagi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology) from the University of Papua New Guinea, a Master of Business Administration and a Diploma of Company Directors Course (Corporate Governance), from the University of Queensland. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a founding member of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Company Directors. Mr Monagi is currently a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Investment Committee and the Membership Committee.
|PROFESSOR DAVID KAVANAMUR, PhD| Non-Executive Director | Director since August 2012
Professor David Kavanamur was the former Secretary of the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from the University of Papua New Guinea, M.Phil. (Development Studies), University of Sussex and Doctor of Strategic Management, University of Western Sydney. Professor Kavanamur is a development professional and is affiliated with many institutions, both in PNG and overseas including the Australian Institute of Management. He is currently a Director on the Boards of Kumul Hotels Limited and Gazelle International Hotel Limited. Professor Kavanamur is the chairman of the Strategy Committee and a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
|PROFESSOR ALBERT MELLAM, PhD | Non-Executive Director | Director since August 2012
Professor Albert Mellam is currently the Executive Director for the Chamber of Mines & Petroluem. He was previously the Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Papua New Guinea. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Major in Psychology & Minor in International Relations), Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology from the University of Papua New Guinea, Master of Science Degree in Psychology from Stirling University, Scotland and Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology from the Australian National University, Canberra. He also serves as director of Credit Corporation (PNG) Limited, Credit Corporation Finance Limited, Era Dorina Limited, Credit House Limited, Ela Makana Development Limited and Brian Bell & Co Ltd. Professor Mellam is the chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and a member of the Membership Committee.
|ALAN KAM | Non-Executive Director | Director since March 2014
Alan Kam is currently Principal at Libertas Company Limited, Bangkok, Thailand, a financial advisory firm focused on Family Office and Investment Banking activities. Mr Kam received his Master & Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Denver, USA. He has held a number of senior positions including CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, Manulife Asset Management and Chairman of the Board of Krungsri Asset Management Co. Ltd. He has worked for Standard Chartered Bank and Merrill Lynch & Co. with experience in London, Los Angeles and New York. Currently, he is Independent Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee for Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) Public Co. Ltd., Independent Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee of Mega Life Science Public Co. Ltd., Thailand, Director of Cal-Comp Holdings (Brazil), Sao Paulo, Brazil.Mr Kam is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Accountancy, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He is a Fellow Member, Chartered Director & Facilitator at The Thailand Institute of Company Directors. He is also a Member and Facilitator at The Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr. Kam is chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and the Strategy Committee.
|LUTZ HEIM | Non-Executive Director | Director since July 2016
Lutz Heim is currently the General Manager Portfolio Management with Kumul Consolidated Holdings. Mr. Heim has extensive experience in the financial industry having previously worked as the Partner with Deloittes from 2005 to 2015, Jacquillard Minns and Ernst & Young.He was also the Chief Assessor with the PNG Taxation Office from 1984 to 1987.Mr. Heim holds a Bachelor of Economic degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting. He is a member of CPA PNG, Fellow of CPA Australia, Fellow of Taxation Institute of Australia and member of SIA. Mr. Heim is chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Investment Committee, Technology Committee and the Strategy Committee.
|Karen Gibson | Non-Executive Director | Director since February 2017
Karen Gibson holds a Masters in Business Administration (Professional) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland. She also has a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, AICD, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Superannuation) from the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA), and an Associate Diploma of Superannuation Management from ASFA/ Macquarie University. She has over 25 years’ experience in financial services covering Australia and Asia. Previous roles held include Chief Executive Officer position for two Australian Super Funds, ESI Group (now Energy Super) and City Super. Mrs. Gibson is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Technology Committee.