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Oil Search Introduces Newest Board Members

In its ICM program that helps broaden PNG’s skilled leaders and provide training and access to local insights and experiences, Oil Search has introduced six of its newest board members as Independent Committee Members. Among them include Mary Johns, Richard Kuna, Ganjiki Wayne, Jes Yaninen, Jennifer Bang Waiko and Winifred Kula-Amini.

The program includes successive two-year appointments to the People and Nominations Committee, Sustainability Committee, and Audit and Financial Risk Committee of the Board of Directors of Oil Search. The ICMs take part in the responsibilities and duties of the board of directors and also zeroes in on corporate governance.

Chairman Rick Lee said that this program is just one of the many initiatives that Oil Search has been undertaking as of late - in providing access to education and professional development, and transforming leaders for tomorrow’s success.

“We are truly grateful that all six have accepted the position to become Board Members,” he said. “This is truly a unique program that gives our newest members a chance to shine whilst giving Oil Search the benefit of their individual perspectives.”

Ms Johns who is also the Bank South Pacific company secretary couldn’t thank Oil Search enough for this opportunity as an Independent Committee Member. “My experience here has been invaluable, especially being able to participate with an experienced board of directors with a set of skills and vast experiences with the gas and oil sector,” she said. “I want to thank Oil Search for its commitment to gender diversity and develop the upcoming directors at Papua New Guinea.”

For his part, Mr Kuna, the president of CPA Papua New Guinea and a partner at Kuna Taberia Kiruwi Accountants & Advisors, his experience in participating at board committee meetings and training programs in an ASX listed company has prepared him for his newest role.

“This is a great opportunity and I would like to encourage other companies to do the same,” he said.

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