Mr Robert Nilkare – President
Robert Nilkare is the Country Manager for New Britain Palm Oil Limited (Group). He holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from the Bond University and is also Graduate of General Manager Programs Australian Graduate School of Management, University of NSW.
Robert holds Board Directorship in various organizations including Brian Bell & Co. Limited, PNG Microfinance Limited and New Britain Palm Oil Foundation Limited. He is currently the Vice President for PNG Rugby Football Union Inc.
Ms Nuni Kulu - Vice President National
Nuni is the Regional Manager Southern Region for BSP and she is also a member of BSP’s leadership development programme in the senior leader category. As a participant in that programme over the past 12 months Nuni has been involved with a 2 month secondment to Bank of Philippe Islands, she has attended a management course at Melbourne Business College, and a short term role as acting country manager Solomon Islands. She graduated from University of New England in Australia before commencing her career with the former PNGBC.
In nominating Nuni BSP has given regard to Nuni’s future career progression pathway in BSP and also her well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
Ms Susil Nelson-Kongoi - Vice President International
Westpac Business Woman of the Year for 2012, Susil is a leader in the new generation of PNG professional women. She was recognized for her contribution to local business through her work with the PNG Sustainable Development Program. Susil is an active member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, focusing on building a strong network for women and supporting educational opportunities for women and girls in PNG. She is also Honorary Treasurer on the Board of Coalition For Change, which is a local organization dedicated to achieving cultural change in PNG, where violence especially spousal violence and violence against children is not tolerated and the rights of women and children are respected.
The Coalition for Change made a landmark milestone achievement in 2013 having the Family Protection Bill passed as an Act of Parliament on 18th September 2013. Susil is also Vice President of the PNG Women’s Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PNGWCCI). PNGWWCI aims to empower and strengthen women entrepreneurs and leaders by building capacity, creating business networks, advocating innovation, and creating wealth and prosperity in an enabling environment.
More recently Susil has been involved with various activities that promote education and activism to encourage young women into leadership roles. Some of these projects include the Pawa Meri Project a documentary series of films about six women leaders in PNG. Pawa Meri is aimed at educating and inspiring young women and school-aged girls about career paths and to become leaders. Developing the Decie Autin Scholarship to be launched in 2015. The scholarship aims to increase the number of PNG Women in the field of engineering.
Susil currently works for ExxonMobil as National Content Manager responsible for stewarding and reporting on 3 main components of national content - workforce development (recruitment of Papua New Guinean employees and training programs), supplier development (development and use of qualified local vendors for supply of goods and services) and strategic community developments (investments in health, education and infrastructure that aids the development of local capabilities and improves socioeconomic environment for communities)
Susil is an accomplished leader who can inspire others to follow.
Ms Alison Judd – Honorary Treasurer
Alision is a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers with over 20 years of auditing, accounting and business advisory experience working with public, semi-government and not for profit sector clients in a diverse range of industriesin Papua New Guinea.
Alison holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from the University of Technology in Lae and professional affiliations with CPA PNG and CPA Australia. Before moving to Port Moresby, Alison also held roles as Lae Chamber of Commerce Tresurer, Council member and Finance Committee chair on the University of Technology Council, Board and Finance Committee of the International School of Lae.
Stan Joyce has 30 years’ experience in the Food, Beverage and Manufacturing Industry both in PNG and abroad. He has been the Managing Director for SP Brewery, a part of the Heineken Company since 2007.
Stan is actively involved in the PNG business and sports circle with directorships on the board of the 2015 Pacific Games Authority, PNG Business Council, PNG Manufacturers Council, Mainland Holdings Limited, the Solomon Island Brewery Limited and the South Pacific Brewery Limited.
In September 2015, Stan was appointed as the Honorary Consul Kingdom of the Netherlands, and in 2011 he was awarded the PNG Independence Honors (Logohu), Award of the "Companion of the Order of the Star of Melanesia" (CSM). He has served as President of the PNG Chamber of Commerce & Industry and has been a member of various public and private sector boards. He is currently a professional member of the Australian Institute of Marketing and the PNG Institute of Directors.
Stan has travelled throughout PNG and the Pacific. During this time he has established as extensive network of business, professional, sporting and cultural connections. A major achievement has been the inclusion of the SP PNG Hunters in the Queensland Rugby League competition.
Stan's passion is to see real change in the Pacific through an evolution of "good ideas" driven by the people of the Pacific for the People of the Pacific. Collaboration with groups such as the Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue Program has seen a practical delivery of some of these goals.
Stan's social interests are typically associated with sporting events and wherever possible fishing. Stan is married to Evangeline and between them, have 5 children.
Hulala Samson Tokome, is an Associate with CPA PNG and has been a Certified Practising Accountant since 1998. With a 20 year career within the Downstream Oil industry with InterOil Products Limited (acquired BP OIL PNG Limited business in 2004) Hulala began as a graduate accountant in BP PNG in 1996 after completing University and in 1998 was seconded to the BP Melbourne office for 3 ½ years working as Financial Accountant for Air BP Australasia.
Upon his return in 2000 to PNG, Hulala assumed the role of Country HR Manager for BP Oil PNG. He would later hold the dual roles as Country Finance Manager and Company Secretary for BP Oil PNG subsidiary from 2002-2004 and continue in the same role as Country Finance Manager and Director from 2004-2010 under InterOil Products Limited.
In 2010, Hulala took on the role of Director Business and also held resident directorships of all InterOil subsidiaries in Papua New Guinea. In May 2014, he was appointed General Manager Business Services for InterOil Corporation briefly prior to joining Puma Energy as Business Support Manager in PNG. In Jan 2015, Hulala was appointed General Manager for Puma Energy PNG Ltd, the downstream business entity. In Jan 2017, he was appointed to the General Manager Strategy and External Affairs role which covers the refinery and downstream.
He currently serves as a Director on a number of in-country Puma Energy companies. He also serves as Chairman on the Board of NASFUND, leading Super fund in PNG, Director on NASFUND Savings & Loans and sits on the NASFUND investment committee as well as the Audit and Risk committee. He also serves as a Director for Mainland Holdings and Chairs the Audit, Finance Risk and Remuneration committee of Mainland Holdings.
Outside of work, Hulala also was on the board of The Ela Murray International School, has served as a player/coach/team manager of a softball team as well has served a term as an executive member of the Port Moresby Softball League and is an avid golfer.
Kee Lim has held several private sector senior positions in both PNG and Australia in companies dealing in logistics, ICT, steel fabrications and FMCG industries. Kee is the General Manager for Fairdeal Liquors, PNG’s largest blender and bottler of alcoholic beverages.
Kee has had wide-ranging involvement with the PNG business community, notably as former Director of the Manufacturers Council of PNG and PNGIVET, Committee of the Malaysia Association (PNG), Treasurer of the PNG Diabetic Association and others. Kee graduated from University Of New South Wales with Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineer Science and Master of Business and Technology.
Carolyn Blacklock is the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea focus on Infrastructure & Major Initiatives. Prior ro this appointment Carolyn was Senior Advisor, Infrasture & Development at the PNG Department at the PNG Department of Treasury.
Prior to joining the public sector, Carolyn held the role of IFC (part of the World Bank Group) Resident Representative to PNG form 2010 to 2015. Throughout the 1990's till 2010, she held senior positions in both Westpac and ANZ banks covering the Austrlia, Pacific and Asia regions with extensive experience in rural Australia; PNG; Fiji; Timor Leste; Solomon Islands and Cambodia.
Ms Blacklock grew up in the rural North Queensland and holds post graduate qualifications from the Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. Carolyn lives in Port Moresby and has two teenage children.
Chey Scovell a graduate of Port Moresby International High and long-time resident of PNG.Holds a degree in International Business (Economic & Politics) from Griffith University and Graduate Diplomas in Export Management and Government (Finance and Management).
Chey previously held management positions in the Australian private and public sector, and has been the CEO of the Manufacturers Council of PNG since 2007, in this time he has been instrumental in building cooperative working relationships with key public service agencies, bilateral partners, donors and other industry sectors.
Having built a reputation for his extensive working network across private sector, government and civil society and ability to providing valued contributions to as many as 30 committees and boards at any given time on issues ranging from international trade, infrastructure, education, institutional reforms and regulatory reform & policy development. Chey is as valued as he in entwined into the fabric of business and trade relations throughout the region.
Concurrent to his professional work Chey is involved in sports, arts, community affairs and SME business development, and is the founder and MD of Sapience Management and Sapience Entertainment.