Ok Tedi Development Foundation Board Members
Ok Tedi Development Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprising of Ok Tedi Mining Limited, PNG Sustainable Development Program and Provincial and National Government representatives.
Chairman since 2015 and a Director since 2009
Mr Werror is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Employee and External Relations with OTML. Mr Werror was formerly the Board Chairman and Executive Manager of OTDF. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accounting from the Divine Word University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Papua New Guinea. He has held various roles with OTML over the last 24 years. Mr Werror is also the Director of Ok Tedi Australia, Director of Ok Tedi Power Limited and Director of Heduru Trust.
Director since 2012
Mr Himata is the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazard Management, formerly the Department of Mining. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mineral Processing Engineering from the PNG University of Technology.
Mr Himata is from the island of Nuguria in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
Director since 2013
Mr Sode is the Chief Executive Officer of the PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited
(PNGSDP). He has a Law Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea. From 1989 to 1993 he served as a Legal Counsel to the PNG Bureau of Customs and Excise. He was subsequently appointed Commissioner of Taxation and a year later promoted to the Commissioner General of the PNG Internal Revenue Commission serving in this post for a period of 7 years.
Fly River Provincial Government representative Director to be nominated following the July 2017 elections.
Director since 2016
Mr Sanewai is the Community Relations Manager with OTML. He was formerly the Team Leader of the Socio-Economic Research Team with Community Relations in 2012 and a former Trustee of the Kiwaba Development Trust. He holds a Diploma in Education from the University of Goroka in Papua New Guinea. Mr Sanewai is from Baluan Island, Manus Province. He was appointed as a Director on the OTDF Board in 2016.