Doig Appointed As Employers Federation President
The Employers Federation of Papua New Guinea (EFPNG) has appointed David Doig as its president following the resignation of his predecessor Mike Jackson.
Mr Doig has served on the EFPNG board since 2006 and as vice president for the past eight years.
He is the managing director of Moore Business Systems PNG Limited, a current director of the Brian Bell Group, and has previously served on the boards of Credit Corporation, NASFUND and the Manufacturers Council of PNG.
Upon accepting the appointment, Doig recognised Mike Jackson’s contribution to the EFPNG over the past five years he has served as president.
“Mike Jackson has made a significant contribution to the EFPNG, particularly through his involvement in agriculture, one of the largest employer sectors in the country. We thank him for his contribution and wish him well.”
Mr Doig said, “It’s an extremely challenging period for private sector employers throughout Papua New Guinea at present, Covid-19 has made sure of that.
The EFPNG has been particularly busy this past couple of months assisting and advising many of our member companies on numerous issues they’ve been faced with resulting from the significant economic downturn we’ve all witnessed since February.
As Papua New Guinea contemplates a move to a ‘new normal’, significant adjustments will need to be made in the workplace, and the EFPNG stands ready to assist our members, to ensure that these changes are made with the least disruption.”
Mr Doig said he was looking forward to working to build better platforms to EFPNG to increase the level of engagement with member companies and government agencies, expand services, and enhance the employment environment in PNG.
The Federation was formed in 1963 to represent the interests of private sector employers.
The Federation is represented on the Business Council of PNG, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, PNG Manufacturers Council, Rural Industries Council, the National Superannuation Board, National Tripartite Consultative Council, the National Training Council, the National Apprenticeship and Trade Testing Board and the Business and Commerce Sector committee of Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council (CIMC).
With over 200 members, the EFPNG is the premier body representing private companies in Papua New Guinea.