Current work at the UN
- Work at the UN currently encompasses a wider area of the socio-economic agenda, including the issue of HIV/AIDS, women and children’s issues and other development issues.
Summary of relevant experience
- Practiced law for 22 years in Papua New Guinea before being appointed by the Government of Papua New Guinea to become Ambassador to the UN.
- During the intervening years was a member of the Papua New Guinea
Business Council and its President for the years 1999 to 2002. During that
period ensured that social issues were a part of the critical discussions on the economic and development agenda of Papua New Guinea.
- Initiated liaison and discussions with Papua New Guinea Government ministers and officials.
- One of the private sector representatives on the Government's Consultative Implementation & Monitoring Committee, a body set up to work and liaise with all sectors of the Papua New Guinea economy.
- Was part of other organizations such as the Rotary International. Rotary promotes malaria prevention and has added HIV/AIDS to its initiatives in Papua New Guinea.
Educational and Professional Background
- Graduated LLB from the University of Papua New Guinea in 1980
- Practicing Commercial Lawyer (1980 to 2002) with major firm in Papua New Guinea. Was a partner and part-owner of the law firm Posman, Kua, Aisi.
- Held positions in various corporations:
- Post-Courier Limited – Owner and Publisher of the largest daily newspaper in Papua New Guinea
- Aon Corporation – Director
- Papua New Guinea Business Council President