Chamber appoints Smare as new president


ANTHONY Smare has been appointed president of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum.
According to the chamber, Smare is a qualified geologist, an experienced natural resources lawyer and business executive.“Anthony brings with him a wealth of experience in the role, having also been a member of the council of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, and serving in an advisory capacity to the work of the organisation,” executive director Albert Mellam said.

“Anthony is the former chairman of Nambawan Super and currently chairs a number of other boards in the PNG business sector, including Paradise Foods, Laga Industries and entrepreneurship non-profit The Kumul Foundation Inc. “Anthony had previously served as senior vice-president and is currently chairman of the chamber’s mining committee.

Anthony Smare
“Without any formal association with any producers and operators, Anthony becomes the first unaffiliated president of the chamber in its history.”
He said Smare was associated with Barrick Niugini Limited until May after the finalisation of the Porgera framework agreement which paved the way for restart of the mine.”
Meanwhile, Richard Kassman is a senior vice-president, with Leon Buskens as vice-president of the chamber.