People moves: CPL Group, National Capital District, Hilton Hotels and Resorts


A new City Manager for the NCD, a first General Manager for Hilton, and CPL MD returns

Mahesh Patel, the co-founder of CPL Group, has returned to his former role of Managing Director. Former Managing Director, Joe Barberis, will retire as a director of the company.


Former NCD City Manager, Bernard Kipit, has been reappointed City Manager of the National Capital District, replacing Leslie Alu, who has been in the position since 2006. Alu resigned late last year following a minor stroke.


Hilton have announced John Lucas as its inaugural General Manager for Hilton Port Moresby, the first Hilton Hotels and Resorts branded property to open in Papua New Guinea. Lucas’s career with Hilton has spanned over 30 years, most recently as Area General Manager for Hilton in the Northern Territory, Australia.

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