Board and Management
Founder, CEO & Director
Moses has more than 25 years’ experience in the mining industry; founded former Aiabba Minerals Ltd and it’s 100 subsidiary, Aiabba Minerals (PNG) Ltd prior to the merger with Apache-Abba). Negotiation with many international companies and concluded transactions. Responsible in various management capacity include, country manager, corporate, tenement management, government and community affairs, logistics and setting up field camps. Founder and Executive Chairman of Malaumanda Development Corporation Ltd (MDC). Co-Founding board member of Rural Airstrip Agency (RAA) in PNG since its incorporation in 2014-current. RAA is 100% PNG government funded for restoration and maintenance of all rural airstrips throughout the country. And an associate member of PNG Institute of Directors.
Professor Joseph Espi
Prof. Espi received his BSc and BSc Honors from the University of Papua New Guinea, and MSc and PhD from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM). He is currently the Associate Professor and Head of the Earth Sciences Division, and Director of the Center for Disaster Risk Reduction in the School of Natural and Physical Sciences at the University of Papua New Guinea. He has over 30 years of experience in resources industry, including academia, mineral exploration and mining.
A former Director of Papuan Minerals Limited. He worked with Ok Tedi Mining Limited and Niugini Nickel Pty Limited, and has held consultancy roles in various private, public and government clients in Papua New Guinea and overseas; include his depth relationship with the department (Mineral Resources Authority), exploration and mining companies as head of the department at the university (UPNG). His vast knowledge in the mining industry as well as the environment will greatly benefit the company going forward.
Mr. Kairu holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of PNG, completed in 1991, and a Masters’ Degree in Financial Management (part research) from The University of Queensland, Australia, completed in 1999. He won the Advanced Australian Corporations Law prize at the University of Queensland in 1999. He is the CFO (group), Executive Manager-Accounting and Finance at the National Development Bank (NDB) in PNG. From 1991 to 2004 worked with multinational companies and an accounting firm in the country serving in various accountancy roles the last being Finance Manager before departing for Australia.
From 2005 to early part of 2013 worked in Melbourne and Brisbane with both local and multinational companies, non-listed and TVSX listed public companies. The roles ranged from financial accounting, statutory reporting, management reporting, treasury (money market), project management to taxation. The last role in Australia involved coordination and management of businesses within Australia and around the Globe from reports preparation and monitoring to compliance work. Joined National Development Bank Limited in PNG, September 2013. Current role focuses on financial matters, operational sustainability and growth strategy of the Group, assisting National Government Policies implementation and external shareholder and stakeholder management. Currently a professional member of both Certified Practicing Accountants PNG and Certified Practicing Accountants Australia holding CPA status. He is a professional member of PNG Institute of Directors and is currently an Executive Director of NDB Investments Limited, a subsidiary company of National Development Bank Ltd.
Independent Geological Consultant
Ms. Mark has graduated from the University of Technology with a degree in Communication for Development, former director of Aiabba Minerals Ltd (Aust), 10 years of working experience in community & social development, health & education. Possess sound coordination and management skills. Last employed, Wabag Anglicare Branch Manageress (over three years).