The National, Thursday October 10th, 2013
THE Business Council of Papua New Guinea had its 2013 annual meeting and appointed a new board.
Outgoing president Ernie Gangloff’s report highlighted critical engagement forums with government and other stakeholders to promote private sector development.
With a strong emphasis on a robust public-private sector dialogue through the national working group improving investment and business climate, businesses are engaged in collectively developing policy to develop the private sector.
Such an engagement is critical and members were informed of positive developments in the infrastructure, work permits and visas as well as facilitating trade and investment relations with bilateral partners.
The executive board includes:
- President – David Toua;
- Vice-president – Ernie Gangloff;
- Treasurer – Jonathan Seeto; and
- Executive committee – Stan Joyce, Kee Lim, Leon Buskens, Lady Aivu Tauvasa and five others to be appointed.
The newly-elected board executives will be sworn in the next meeting on Oct 16.
The council was established in 2005 to represent the private sector and to promote economic growth, freedom and enterprise.