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New Executives To Build 100-Day Work Plan



After an election of its new executives led by President Ian Taruita, the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PNGCCI) said that it will build a 100-day work plan for its profile.

Aside from Taruita, elected are the following: John Byrne (vice-president Momase and Highlands), Jeff Abel (vice-president Southern), David Stein (vice-president Islands), Zanie Theron (treasurer), Phil Franklin (secretary), Michael Henao (board appointment coordinator), Peter Del Monte (regional coordinator) and Chey Scovell (international affiliations).

Tarutia said that the new executives were a mix of youth and experience.

“An immediate 100-day plan for the new team would be to focus on building the profile of the chamber, engaging more with key peak bodies and stakeholders on matters of mutual interest, advocating for its provincial members and adequately resourcing its secretariat,” he said.

In welcoming the new leaders, Taruita thanked the outgoing president and listed his role and his achievements.

The election was preceded by a meeting in which amendments were passed to let new positions of regional vice presidents to be part of the executive structure.

Meanwhile, the president of the Papua New Guinea Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Zanie Theron, becomes part of the executive.

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