John works with Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) as Manager – Project Coordination and is responsible for supervising 8 Project Coordinators for Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) 8 operating mines. MRA regulates mining industry in PNG and John provides advice, facilitates, coordinates and implements project development agreements to promote harmonious, equitable and sustainable relationship between the State and other stakeholders of mining projects. John has 8 years work experience in Mining and 5 years in Petroleum industry.
John is also the Acting Chairman and Deputy Chairman and HR Committee Chairman of National Aids Council, Committee member of PNG government’s Tax Credit Scheme and also Committee Member of Consultative Implementation & Monitoring Council (CIMC) and Member on Porgera Environment Advisory Committee (PEAK) and Chairman of Angore Oil & Limited Umbrella Landowner Company for PDL 08, Angore Gas Field.
John holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) – Central Queensland University, Australia and Diploma Business Studies (Accounting) – Divine Word University, PNG. He is currently doing online studies with University of Queensland and will graduate at the end of 2016 with a Responsible Resources Development Degree. John has worked with Air Niugini and Oil Search Limited.
First Elected: 2016