Chairman | Director since September 2014
Reginald Monagi has extensive private sector experience having previously worked with Moni Plus, 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 currently serves on the boards of Paradise Foods, SP Brewery and City Mission.
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 has completed the International Directors Program. He is a founding member of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors. Mr Monagi is currently a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Investment Committee and the Membership Committee.
Non-Executive Director |Appointed August 2012 - Retired August 2021
Anthony Smaré was Chair of the Board of Nambawan Super from August 2014 to May 2020, and was the acting Chair for 9-months prior to his appointment.
Mr Smaré has a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Applied Science (Geology) from the Queensland University of Technology. He has studied leadership at Harvard, Oxford and Princeton 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.
Mr Smaré is Chairman of the Board of Paradise Foods Limited and Kumul Foundation Inc and founder of the Kumul GameChangers Entrepreneurship Initiative. In 2014, the World Economic Forum appointed Mr Smaré a member of its Forum of Young Global Leaders for a term of 6 years. Mr Smaré is currently a member of the Investment Committee of the Board.
DR DAVID KAVANAMUR, PhD
Non-Executive Director | Director since August 2012
Dr 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.
DR ALBERT MELLAM, PhD
Non-Executive Director | Appointed August 2012 - Retired August 2021
Dr. Albert Mellam is the Executive Director of the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, and is an Adjunct Professor of Management, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia and Visiting Academic with the School of Business Administration at the University of PNG. He was the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Papua New Guinea. Dr. Mellam has undertaken academic engagements in Australia, India, Europe and the South East Asian region. He holds a doctoral degree in Psychology from the Australian National University.
Dr. Mellam also serve as a Director on a number of public and private sector boards in Papua New Guinea. Some of these include the Credit Corporation and Kumul Consolidated Holding. He is also a member of many professional organizations including the Global Development Network, the PNG and the Australian Institutes of Directors, and the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools. He has undertaken specific business-related assignments for the Government of Papua New Guinea and multinational corporations within the Asia-Pacific region and served in advisory capacity to several Economic Ministries with the Government of Papua New Guinea including the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council’s, Vision 2050 Centre and the Department of Commerce and Trade.
Non-Executive Director | Director since March 2014
Alan Kam has held a number of senior positions including CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, Manulife Asset Management and Chairman of the Board at MUFG Japan owned Krungsri Asset Management. He has worked for Standard Chartered Bank and Merrill Lynch & Co with experience in London, New York and Los Angeles. Currently, he is an Independent Director & Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee for Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) Public Co. Ltd, Mega Life Science Public Co. Ltd. and TATA Steel (Thailand) Public Co. Ltd. He is also a Director of Cal-Comp Holdings, Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Alan received his Master & Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Denver, USA. He is a Chartered Director, Fellow Member & Facilitator of the Thailand Institute of Company Directors. Alan is also a Director of Operation Smile (Thailand), a global charitable foundation.
Non-Executive Director | Director since July 2016
Lutz Heim was the Chief Operating Officer – State Owned Entities with Kumul Consolidated Holdings from 2015 to 2017. Mr Heim has extensive experience in the professional services industry having served as a tax and corporate finance partner for Deloitte in PNG from 2005 to 2015 as well as tax partner with Ernst & Young in PNG and Australia prior to that. He originally came to PNG and served as Chief Assessor in what is now the Internal Revenue Commission from 1984 to 1987.
Mr Heim holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. He is a member of CPA PNG and a fellow of CPA Australia. He is currently also chairman of the board of Kumul Hotels Limited, chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of First Investment Finance Limited and Councillor and Treasurer of St John Ambulance PNG.
Non-Executive Director | Director since February 2017
Karen Gibson is an independent non-executive director and Chair of Risk and Compliance Committee and Chair of Remuneration and Nominations Committee for superannuation trustee companies in Australia and has over 30 years experience in financial services in Australia and Asia. Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer positions for two Australian Superannuation Funds, Non-executive director for an ASX listed company and independent director of Funds Management Companies.
Karen holds a Masters in Business Administration (Professional) and Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland. She is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and has Diplomas in Financial Services and Superannuation.
Non-Executive Director | Director since December 2019
Richard Sinamoi is an experienced executive and director with 19 years’ experience in the superannuation and financial services industry, having worked for the Comrade Trustee Services Limited as CEO until January 2017. He has served on Boards for both commercial entities and charitable organisations, spanning a range of industries from food and beverage, general insurance, trustee services, micro banking and funds management. He holds a Certificate in Business majoring in Marketing from TAFE, New South Wales and Bachelor of Applied Science Systems from the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Mr Sinamoi is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, the Membership Commitee and the Transformation Committee.
DAME MEG TAYLOR
Non-Executive Director | Director since February 2021
Dame Taylor is experienced in corporate governance and regulatory matters having served on various boards in Papua New Guinea and Australia. She is also an experienced legal practitioner having served in both the public and private sector and most notably on the Papua New Guinea Law Reform Commission.
Dame Taylor was the first woman to become the Secretary-General for the Pacific Islands Forum and before that was the Vice President, Compliance Advisor Ombudsman for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group. She represented Papua New Guinea as Ambassador to the United States and accredited to Mexico and Canada. She holds a Master of Law from Harvard University, USA, and a Bachelor of Law from Melbourne University.