Sir Leonard Wilson Kamit, CBE

wkamitSir Wilson commenced his interest in Central Banking in 1972 when he was awarded a scholarship by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to study economics at the University of Papua New Guinea. In July 1975 he commenced full time work as a Graduate Research Officer with the then newly established Bank of Papua New Guinea.  He served in various departments and undertook many management roles throughout his 37 years around Central Banking.

In October 1991, he was appointed Deputy Governor; Deputy Chairman of the Bank Board and Deputy Registrar of Savings & Loan Societies (Credit Unions) and served for eight (8) years.  In August 1999 he was appointed Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea; Chairman of the Bank Board and Registrar of Savings & Loan Societies. He served for ten (10) years before retiring from Central Banking in December 2009.

In April 2010, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines as the Alternate Executive Director in the constituency representing the Republic of Korea; Papua New Guinea; Sri Lanka; Taipei, China; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; and Viet Nam. He completed his term with the Asian Development Bank on 31 March 2013.

In his role as Governor, he represented Papua New Guinea as the Alternate Governor, on the International Monetary Fund, and as Governor on the Commonwealth, SEANZA, SEACEN & South Pacific Central Bank Governors’ Conferences.

He was Chairman of the Institute of Banking and Business Management Inc. in Papua New Guinea from 2005 – 2009, a Director on the Port Moresby Stock Exchange, Commissioner on the National Economic & Fiscal Commission; Commissioner on the Privatization Commission and member of the Consultative Implementation Monitoring Committee. Sir Wilson also served briefly (6 months) as a First Assistant Secretary with the Department of Housing.

Sir Wilson is currently on the Boards of the PNG Sustainable Development Programme Limited, Chairman of the Boards of Credit Corporation (PNG); (Fiji); (Solomon Islands) and (Vanuatu).  He is also the Chairman of the Board of the PNG Microfinance Limited.  He was a director of InterOil Corporation from 2013 – 2017.

He has served as a councillor and Honorary Treasure of St. Martins Anglican Parish, Boroko, and is currently a Director of the Board of Trustees of the Anglican Church of Papuan New Guinea.

Sir Wilson has a Degree in Economics (UPNG) and a Diploma, Corporate Directors, (UNE/Corporate Directors Association of Australia).  He is a Senior Fellow of the Corporate Directors Association of Australia, an Honorary Fellow of the PNG Institute of Banking and Business Management Inc. and a Member of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors Inc.  He was made a commander of the British Empire (CBE) in June 2000 and awarded a Knighthood in June 2009 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

David Sode

david-sodeDavid Sode is the Executive Director of PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd (PNGSDP) and the former Chief Executive Officer of PNGSDP, and also the member of the Board of PNG Microfinance Limited as the Shareholder Representative. He has vast experience in commercial litigation, government and finance, international trade and foreign policy, law enforcement, landowner issues in project development, human resource management, government and private financial institutions, tax administration and management, and implementing major ICT projects. He served as the Head of Internal Revenue Commission, Commissioner of PNG Taxation, Commissioner PNG Customs, Legal Counsel to the PNG Bureau of Customs and Excise, Legal Counsel to the Public Solicitors in PNG and Legal staff of the NSW Supreme Court and ACT Supreme Court. He holds a Law Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea, Certificate in International Executive Management (Canberra, Australia) and Certificate from the Military School of Strategic Studies (Hawaii, USA). He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Tax Accounts and also the Member of the British Empire (MBE).

Richard Sinamoi

rsinamoiRichard Sinamoi is an Independent Director nominated by PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd and a member of PML Audit committee. He has vast experience in fund management and financial markets concentrating on equities both domestic and Australian exchanges. Richard was part of a 4 man team that ensured the transition on the effective date of the new Superannuation General Provisions Act 2000 including the establishing the Trustee Agreement and re-registering the Defence Force Retirement Benefit Fund as a authorized Superannuation Fund. Richard is currently the General Manager of Comrade Trustee Services Ltd trustee for the Defence Force Retirement Benefit Fund. 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.

Adam Mooney

amooneyAdam Mooney has considerable experience in community development, social inclusion and financial services, working in Australia, Cambodia, England and New Zealand. He joined Good Shepherd Microfinance in April 2012 from Reconciliation Australia, where he performed several roles, including Acting CEO, Director of Business Development and, for over three years, Director of Reconciliation Action Plans, the organisation’s primary program.
Prior to that, Adam was Head of Community Development Finance with ANZ from 2005 to 2008.. Adam brings strong corporate, financial management and governance experience after senior roles with ANZ and Merrill Lynch including CFO and Head of Finance.
In 2014, Adam completed Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Rethinking Financial Inclusion program and in 2013 completed Harvard Business School’s Strategic Leadership for Inclusive Finance Program.
Adam is currently a Board Director of PNG Microfinance Limited, a Board Committee Member of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples and member of the Australian Government’s MoneySmart Week Advisory Committee.

Robert Nilkare

rnilkareRobert Nilkare is an Independent Director nominated by PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd Robert holds a Bachelor. Degree in Commerce from the Bond University, Gold Coast Australia in 1995 and is also Graduate of General Manager Programs Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW. Robert is a Consultant and is the Group Advisor in Government Affairs with New Britain Palm Oil Limited and also the Strategic Advisor for the National Housing Corporation of PNG. Previously Robert was a Project Manager/Executive Advisor research Analyst with IPBC.

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