Kapavore appoints new sports foundation team

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THE National Executive Council has appointed Ian Chow as chairman of the Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation.
Public Service Minister Elias Kapavore, pictured, said Chow replaced businessman Graham Osborne after almost 10 years.
Sports personality John Kapi-Nato is the deputy chairman.
Kapavore also said the five-year term of the foundation’s chief executive officer Peter Tsiamalili Junior had expired but he would continue in an acting capacity pending a decision and recommendation by the new board.
He said the appointments were made “in consultation with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, who is also the Sports Minister”.
Chow, the PNG National Rugby League competition chairman, and Kapi-Nato will be joined on the board by members Julianne Leka, Chin Hieng Ho, Leon Buskens, Robert Nilkare, Peter Curtin and Lady Ni Yumoi.
Kapavore said the Government had considered that the changes were fundamental to fostering trust and renewed confidence among stakeholders.
“The Government thanks the outgoing chairman Graham Osborne and his commission members for their commitment to PNGSF and their various undertakings to sports in general.”
The foundation is the Government’s agency for sport and was established in 2006. It replaced the PNG Sports Commission.
According to its website, the foundation “directs govern ment sport policy and coordinates and implements its impl mentation, working through its
own programmes and in partnership with other sports stakeholders.”

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