Anitua Makes Appointments To Management Team
The Anitua Group, has announced two notable appointments to its executive management team.
The group, in a statement last Friday, said it now has the right leadership in place to overcome recent challenges and pursue its goals of greater financial stability and business growth.
Chief executive officer, Daniel Kaima, together with long-term Anitua director and current chair, John Kapsa, agrees that Anitua will benefit from the considerable expertise of its new chief financial officer and chief commercial officer.
Newly appointed CFO Patrick Doekes is a qualified accountant with more than 20 years experience and is a current member of CPA (PNG), CA (ANZ) and ACMA.
He has extensive experience in senior leadership roles covering financial, commercial and supply chain in a number of industries including manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and pharmaceutical. In recent years, Mr Doekes has worked for Integria Healthcare and Hyne & Son where he held the CFO role.
He has previous experience working as the Group Commercial Manager for multi-national Dunlop in South Africa which also required him to work in Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Terry Bourke is Anitua’s first Chief Commercial Officer and no stranger to PNG, having approximately six years in-country experience via a number of different roles primarily in mining but also in oil and gas.
Mr Bourke is a versatile senior executive who has also worked in Australia, Canada and New Zealand across several industries, after starting professional life as a lawyer.
He was a foundation Executive Director of MACH Energy, part of a small team which negotiated the acquisition from Rio Tinto of the NSW Mount Pleasant greenfield coal project and then built the company’s workforce from zero.
Mr Bourke’s role as executive director and Chief Commercial Officer included responsibility for marketing and sales to Japanese, Chinese, and Australian customers.
“Like Patrick, Terry brings a wealth of expertise and experience to Anitua” says Mr Kaima. “Together, and in combination with the support and considerable wisdom of our directors, we now have the capacity to get Anitua ‘back on track’.
“Similar to numerous businesses over the last few years, Anitua has struggled in terms of profitability.”
The new leadership team’s first priority has been to stabilise this and develop a clear improvement path in to the future.
A recent cash injection from the sale of subsidiary NCS’ 50 per cent share of its Hidden Valley catering and camp management operation to JV partner NKW will also facilitate Anitua’s quest to get ‘back on track’ and once again realise its full potential.
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