Mr David Toua – President
David Toua commenced as General Manager Corporate Affairs of Steamships Trading Company in February 2013. Prior to this, he had a 20 year career with AIG in several senior roles, more recently as General Manager Queensland for AIG Australia. David has extensive business experience in PNG, having previously headed up the country operation for AIG, as well as serving on a number of Boards, peak bodies and voluntary organizations including BCPNG. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland.
Mr Michael Penrose - Vice President Domestic
Mike commenced his career with British American Tobacco (BAT) in 1994. Mike’s progression through the BAT ranks has been both successful and rapid resulting in him been appointed the first ever National Sales Manager PNG in 2001 followed with a two year stint as the Marketing Development Manager. In 2005 Mike was seconded to BAT New Zealand in the role of Head of Channel for two years and upon his return to PNG in 2007 was appointed as the Head of Marketing, another first as a local Papua New Guinean. On successful completion of this role Mike was promoted to the role of General Manager Fiji in 2010 with responsibility also for Samoa and Tonga. A further promotion followed in 2012 with Mike appointed General Manager for PNG with responsibility for Solomon Islands as well. With a career spanning 22 years with the BAT Group, the appointment of Mike as General Manager PNG has been a significant achievement in that he is the first Papua New Guinean to have been appointed to the role in BAT PNG 50 year history of operating in PNG.
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.
Mr Jonathan Seeto – Honorary Treasurer
Jonathan is the Managing Partner of PwC in Papua New Guinea. At PwC he is an Assurance and Advisory partner, serving a broad range of clients in the public and private sector, spanning 28 years.In his role, Jonathan has worked across numerous sectors and within the PwC network across a number of countries.These experiences have provided Jonathan with an appreciation of business in various contexts. Jonathan is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and NZ, and a member of CPA PNG, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
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.
Nuni is 42 and is our Regional Manager Southern Region 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.
Peter Loko as GE's Country Head for Papua New Guinea. He has a passion to develop the critical infrastructure needed to achieve PNG's short and medium term objectives in the key areas of power, water, healthcare and oil & gas. “PNG is going through exciting times and with GEs move into PNG this clearly demonstrates that the country is on the up - a clear sign that the economy is growing exponentially. GE is a company of integrity and its employees are proud of GEs strong commitment and worldwide reputation for integrity. Amongst many great things about GE this is the main thing that attracted me to GE.”
Peter will be responsible for working with each of GE's industrial businesses to develop individual strategies for PNG while presenting a "one-GE" approach to the market.
At GE, we have a relentless drive to invent things that matter; innovations that build, power, move and help cure the work. That is why GE works.
Anglia Polytechnic University
Hons, Telecommunications systems design and Management
1991 – 1993
Graduated in 1993. Spend 12 months in Chelmsford and 12 months at the Cable and Wireless College Porthcurno
University of Technology PNG
1980 – 1983
University of Technology, Lae Papua New Guinea.
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.
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.