People moves: Independent Public Business Corporation, PNG Power, Newcrest Mining, Virgin Australia


A new Managing Director at the IPBC, a new Executive Director at PNG Power, Newcrest Mining appoints a Chief Development Officer and a new chair for Virgin Australia

The O’Neill government has appointed Australian economist Garry Hersey as the new Managing Director of the Independent Public Business Corporation. He replaces Wasantha Kumarasiri, who had been in the position for two years. Hersey is a former executive of the PNG Banking Corporation (now Bank South Pacific) and a longtime business consultant in the country.


The government has appointed former Digicel CEO John Mangos as Executive Director of PNG Power Ltd. The new PPL board comprises Larry Andagali, (Chairman), Clement Waine (Deputy Chairman), John Mangos, Garry Hersey, David Conn, Moses Gurra, John Paska and Finkewe Zurenuoc.


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Newcrest Mining has appointed Michael Nossal as Chief Development Officer. Nossal joins Newcrest from MMG Limited where he was Executive General Manager, Business Development.


Virgin Australia has selected Caltex Australia chairman and Westpac director Elizabeth Bryan as the successor to Neil Chatfield.


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