Ok Tedi Development Foundation Executives
The Ok Tedi Development Foundation is managed by an Executive Management Team (EMT) comprising the Chief Executive Officer, Ian Middleton, and Manager – Program Services Sustainable Development, Eric Kuman.
Chief Executive Officer
Ian Middleton has grown up in PNG, speaks fluent Tok Pisin and is passionately committed to his aspiration to develop the capacity of fellow Papua New Guineans and deliver genuine self-sustainability. He started working in what he describes as his ‘dream job’ with OTDF in July 2009 as the Chief Executive Officer. He has a Bachelor of Science (1993) and Honours in Aquaculture (1994) from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, and is the Founding Chairman of the Liklik Skul Foundation (since 2013).
Manager Program Services – Sustainable Development
Mr Kuman took up the role in August 2015. He served as the Manager Training & Development and Education Advisor with Ok Tedi Mining Limited for 15 years. He graduated from Divine Word University and holds a Master of Leadership in Business Administration. “I am enjoying the challenges of this opportunity to improve the livelihoods of the CMCA people in the remote settings of Western Province.”