Mr. Charles Vee – Chairman
Director: Edge Ltd, Gewani (PWC) Ltd, Malagan (BSP) Ltd, Carpark Ltd, Architectural Allianz Ltd, V-TECT Consulting Ltd.
Shareholder: Architectural Allianz Ltd
Charles joined the Board in 2016 as an Independent Director and was appointed Board Chairman in May 2019. Charles currently runs his own Architectural and Project Management Consultancy Firm and has over 20 Years in the Infrastructure Development Sector. He has vast experience in property development, building construction and infrastructure project management.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Technology and Master’s Degree in Project Management (major in Property Development) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Charles is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Registered Member of the PNG Institute of Directors.
Mr. Kepas Wali
Employee: Minerals & Petroleum Consultants Ltd.
Kepas joined the Board in 2018 as nominee of the PNG Trade Union Congress. He has held various senior management positions within the public and private sectors in the country, including Managing Director for PNG Ports Corporation and the Mineral Resources Authority of PNG.
Kepas is currently the Executive Manager-Corporate Affairs for Harmony Gold PNG Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Board of PNG Ports Corporation Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of PNG and a Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering from Tulsa, Oklahoma USA.
Mr. Leon Buskens
Employee: Oil Search Ltd
Director: ANZ PNG Ltd, SP Brewery Ltd, Kopkop College, Business Coalition for Women, Gazelle International Hotel
Shareholder: Kopkop College. Oil Search Ltd.
Member: Nasfund, Nambawan Super.
Leon joined the Board at the beginning of 2018 through a nomination of the PNG Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Leon has a wealth of experience in the super industry having served as Managing Director for Nambawan Super (previously POSF) from 2002- 2011. He played a major role in the transformation phase of Nambawan Super and the Superannuation industry.
He holds various senior management and board positions within the private, & public sectors, including charity not for profit organizations. He is currently Senior Vice President – Stakeholder Engagement with Oil Search Ltd. Leon is a business graduate from the PNG University of Technology, and has a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Royal
Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is a member of the PNG Institute of Directors and Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms. Tamzin Wardley
Director: Royal Papua Yacht Club Inc, PNG Olympic Committee Inc, Pacific Games 2015 Ltd, Westpac PNG Ltd.
Shareholder: Oil Search Ltd.
Member: Royal Papua Yacht Club Inc, PNG Olympic Committee Inc.
Tamzin joined the board on 1 January 2017 as an Independent Director. She is currently working with the Australia Papua New Guinea Governance partnership.
She has over 25 years experience across a broad range of commercial enterprises and is actively involved in the financial business sector being a director of Westpac PNG Ltd and was previously a Director of PNG Micro Finance Ltd. She is also very active in PNG sports governance, finance and inclusivity, sitting on the PNG Olympic Committee and Pacific Games Council Executive Committee.
Tamzin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, PNG Certified Practising Accountants, PNGID and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Mr. Michael Murphy
Employee: Mike Murphy Actuarial
Member: MAICD – Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Member of the Actuaries Institute Superannuation Practice Committee.
Mike was appointed to the Board on 11 July 2019 as an independent director and currently runs his own superannuation and actuarial consulting business.
Mike is a qualified Actuary, with over 40 years’ superannuation consulting experience with Aon (most recently as an Asia/Pacific Partner), Mercer and AMP.
He also has over 15 years’ experience on superannuation trustee boards in both Australia and PNG. He was a Trustee director of the Aon Master Trust in Australia for 14 years from 2003 to 2017 was also a Trustee director of the Aon Master Trust (PNG) from 2007 to 2018.
Mrs. Florence Willie
Employee: Employer’s Federation of Papua New Guinea
Member: National Apprenticeship and Trade Testing Board, National Training Council. National Tripartite
Florence joined the Board in January 2019 as Nominee of the Employers Federation of Papua New Guinea (EFPNG). She is the Executive Director of the EFPNG and has served for over 12 years in that capacity.
She is a lawyer by profession and started her career with the law firm Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst Lawyers). She has extensive experience in human resources management, industrial relations, labour and employment law. She is highly regarded in the sector and is also involved in negotiations between industry and the unions.
Employee: British American Tobacco PNG
Independent Director: Nasfund
George joined the Board of Nasfund as an Independent Director on 1 May 2020.
He is currently Head of External Affairs at British American Tobacco PNG, specializing in Government Engagements in Excise Reforms and Trade Agreements.
An accountant by profession, Director Panao holds a MBA from University of New England, Australia and has held senior positions in Marketing & Corporate Affairs. He has served on a number of public and private sector Boards including Water PNG and Solomon Islands Tobacco Company and is currently a Director of the Manufacturers Council of PNG.
Independent Director: Nasfund
Anthony joined the Nasfund board as an Independent Director on 1 May 2020.
He served as Deputy Secretary – Economic & Fiscal Policy with the Department of Treasury up until 2015 and was Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy Advisor with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Treasury until 2018.
An economist by profession, Director Yauieb holds degrees in economics from University of Buckingham and Oxford University, both in the United Kingdom. He has sat on a number of public sector Boards including IPBC, Ok Tedi Mining, IPA and CAA as an ex officio and alternate to the Secretary for Treasury. He was previously an independent Director on BSP Life (PNG). He is currently President of Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors.
Employee: Australian Government’s Economic Partnership Program
Independent Director: Nasfund
Julienne was appointed as an Independent Director to the board in October 2020.
She is currently working with the Australian Government’s economic partnership program in PNG. Prior to joining the Australian Government, she worked with the PNG Investment Promotion Authority for more than 12 years in the area of trade and investment facilitation.
She is currently responsible for the management and oversight of a number of programs under the Australian Government’s economic partnership portfolio in the area of economic governance, inclusive growth and private sector development.
She has over twenty-six (26) years of experience in public policy management, trade and investment facilitation, corporate governance and private sector development including engagements with multi-lateral organizations such as the International Finance Corporation and the Asian Development Bank. She also serves as a Commissioner on the PNG Sports Foundation Board.