Locals take up leadership roles at mine


OK Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) has appointed several of its national employees to leadership positions in the company as part of its vision to develop national leaders.
OTML managing director and chief executive officer Musje Werror said the appointments were in line with OTML’s vision 2025, launched last year.
A key part of the vision was to nationalise all its senior and executive management roles by 2025 and these appointments would position the company to meet this target.
Among the six nationals that have been appointed is Isaac Kwetok, a trained chemist from Telefomin, West Sepik, is now the deputy general manager for processing.
Kwetok joined OTML in 2003 and has held several supervisory roles, including his most recent role as manager process operations.
In his new role, Kwetok is responsible for the company’s Kiunga operations, processing operations, mechanical maintenance, process reliability and electrical maintenance – technical services.
Also appointed were two female leaders, Hillary Turnamur, who assumes the role of manager process operations and Beverly Pasen as finance manager.