PNG Power Limited’s Managing Director Flagon Bekker welcomed the newly appointed Chairman of the Board of PNG Power, Mr Moses Maladina, in a formal swearing-in ceremony that took place the PPL Headquarters in Port Moresby recently.
Mr Maladina, a former politician and a business man, was appointed by an NEC decision on 20th January 2021 and gazetted on 27th, took his oath before Magistrate Seth Tanei. He replaces the outgoing former Board Chairman, Mr Peter Nupiri.
Two new female Board Directors as well were appointed by the NEC to to serve under Mr Maladina’s chairmanship. Mrs Akae Beach, who is a business woman with a Masters Degree in Accounting, and Ms Sarah Kuman, who has a Law Degree and specializes in Corporate and Commercial advice and Natural Resource law. Ms Beach was available in person to be sworn-in.
In welcoming them, Mr Bekker said the experience that the Directors are bringing into PNG Power are exceptional. He said Governance is critical, in a SOE, and it takes a broad level of experience.
“…There is depth, breadth; from internal auditing experience… to resources sector deal making experience…”
“The PPL Chairman brings extensive experience from political leadership to, business. PNG Power is very fortunate to have candidates of this calibre, joining the Board,” Mr Bekker said.
Mr Bekker also highlighted key fundamentals of being in the leadership roles. He said ‘Leadership’ is a skill that can be learnt, that can be practiced for, to master.
“What helps us in leadership skills is to have role models. And ultimately for me personally, that’s what the Board is. Members of the Board are there to act role models for the management and leadership team and broadly speaking across the SOE’s,” Mr Bekker said.
“I am very excited about the role models that are coming to support us PNG Power over the next 3 months.