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O'Neill Government appoints Blacklock acting PNG Power boss

Cabinet has sidelined acting PNG Power boss Alex Oa and appointed Carolyn Blacklock as the acting managing director with immediate effect.

Ms Blacklock officially took office yesterday and was welcomed by Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari, PPL board chairman Andrew Ogil and team, and PPL management together with the Energy Workers Union.

Public Enterprises and State-owned Investments Minister William Duma is expected to officially announce Ms Blacklock’s appointment and to welcome her into the Kumul Consolidated Holding circles and further give a rundown of her immediate tasks.

A Cabinet decision sighted by Post-Courier showed that on Tuesday, January 9, the National Executive Council made the appointment with effect from December 22 last year under the Kumul Consolidated Holdings Act 2002.

PNG Power Ltd has had a lot of issues to address during the past two years and this would now be addressed by Ms Blacklock.

Ms Blacklock has been the International Finance Corporation resident representative in PNG since 2010. Throughout the 1990s until 2010, she held senior positions in both Westpac and ANZ banks covering the Pacific-Asia region.

Ms Blacklock grew up in rural north Queensland and holds a Masters Degree in International Development from the Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector.

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