It is with regret that as the Chairman of PNG Power Limited (PPL), announce the resignation of the Managing Director, Mr Flagon Bekker, effective immediately.
Mr. Bekker’s decision to leave the organisation after 9 months are based on personal reasons.
The Chairman has indicated the appointment of Mr. Obed Batia as Officer in Charge of PNG Power, whilst a more formal engagement is finalised.
Mr. Batia has over 30 years of service with the company and has served the Leadership Team with distinction and possesses outstanding credentials. I have every faith in Mr. Batia’s ability to provide much needed stability.
The Chairman and Board of PNG Power will provide the new Officer in Charge and the Leadership Team with its full support, during the interim.
We assure all the PNG Power employees and their families, key stakeholders and suppliers, and the valued PPL customers of continued stability during this transition period.
It remains our key priority, to focus on the objectives of our Annual Operating Plan and to deliver on a promise to provide accessible, affordable and reliable energy services to the people of Papua New Guinea.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Bekker for his time here at PPL and to wish him well, as he returns to his family in Australia.