People moves: Bank South Pacific, Bougainville Referendum Commission, 2019 Asia Pacific Business Forum


Ni-Vanuatu to head up BSP operations in Port Vila, former Irish PM nominated to head the Bougainville Referendum Commission, new Chair of the 2019 Asia Pacific Business Forum

Bank South Pacific has appointed Nik Regenvanu as its new Country Head in Vanuatu. He replaces Stuart Beren, and will be the first Ni-Vanuatu to lead the business in the country.


Former Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern, who championed the Good Friday Northern Ireland peace deal in 1998, has been nominated to head the Bougainville Referendum Commission. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Bougainville President John Momis both confirmed the nomination.

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David Morris, the Chief Representative, Pacific Islands Forum, Trade Commissioner based in China has been appointed as Chair of the United Nations ESCAP Asia Pacific Business Forum 2019 replacing outgoing Chair, Lee George Lam.