People moves: Santos, Konebada Petroleum Park Authority, Bank South Pacific, Lynmark Recruitment


Santos CEO to step down, the board of Konebada Petroleum Park Authority announced, a new Country Manager for BSP in Solomon Islands, and a former Digicel executive starts a new recruitment company

People 02Santos Chief Executive Officer, David Knox, has announced he is stepping down once a successor is appointed. Knox, a former BHP executive, has been Santos’ CEO for seven years. Chairman Peter Coates is to assume the role of executive chairman.



Donald Valu has been appointed acting Chief Executive Officer, and Roha Kevau has been appointed Chairman of the Konebada Petroleum Park Authority. Board members include Ralph Saulep (Deputy Chairman), Sisia Morea (board member). Ex-officio members are; Rendle Rimua (Department of Petroleum and Energy Secretary), Dairi Vele (Department of Treasury Secretary), John Andrias (Department of Trade, Commerce and Industry Secretary),  Romilly Kila Pat (Department of Lands and Physical Planning Secretary), Hakaua Harry (Department of National Planning and Monitoring Secretary), Leslie Alu (National Capital District Commission city manager), Gei Guni Raga (Central provincial administrator).


Bank South Pacific has appointed Nuni Kulu as its Country Manager in Solomon Islands.

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Lyn Gerbich, formerly Digicel PNG Executive Recruitment Manager has commenced trading as Lynmark Recruitment, based in Brisbane, Australia.