Christine Kasou appointed Director at Steamships

By: PNG Business News March 06, 2024

Christine Kasou, Steamships newly appointed Non-Executive Independent Director.

Steamships is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Kasou, who joins the Board of Directors, effective 1 March 2024, adding to a growing number of young Papua New Guinean representatives in leadership positions within the Company. She is the third Papua New Guinean director to be appointed. 

Ms Kasou holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Papua New Guinea and has over 17-years of experience in Papua New Guinea’s oil and gas industry. She worked extensively in contracting and procurement functions, legal and compliance, gas projects development and people and culture.

Ms. Kasou’s appointment underscores Steamships’ commitment to supporting local talent and empowering the next generation of leaders, in the region. The Company believes in the importance of fostering a diverse leadership team that reflects the communities it serves, challenge traditional gender norms creating a stronger advocacy base for women in the corporate sector.  

“At Steamships, we pride ourselves in being progressive and inclusive.” Said Managing Director Rupert Bray, “We are thrilled to be welcoming Christine into the fold. With her wealth of experience, and impressive strategic background, we are confident in her ability to join us in our journey in growth.”

Christine began her career as a commercial lawyer in private practice in 2001 with Gadens Lawyers (now Dentons) in Port Moresby. In 2006, Christine joined Oil Search (PNG) Limited, now a subsidiary of Santos Limited.

“I’m very honoured to have joined the Steamships Board of Directors”, says Ms. Kasou. “It’s a reputable business with a deep-seeded history in PNG. I believe in the power of diversity and collaboration to drive innovation and sustainability, and I’m excited to be part of a team that values these principles.”

Steamships looks forward to Ms. Kasou’s valuable contributions as the company continues to innovate and adapt to the evolving landscape of Papua New Guinea.

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