Board & Management

Board of Directors

Isikeli (Keli) Taureka

Isikeli (Keli) Taureka

Non-Executive Chairman
Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Mr Taureka was appointed as a Director of Kina in April 2016.

Keli previously held a number of roles with Chevron Corporation, including:

  • Executive Director InterOil Corporation;
  • President Chevron Corporation Geothermal;
  • President of ChevronTexaco China Energy Company with responsibility for Chevron’s oil and gas upstream activities in China;
  • Managing Director of Chevron Asia South Business Unit responsible for exploration and production in Thailand, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam and;
  • Country Manager for Chevron New Guinea Limited with responsibility for oil operations in Papua New Guinea and Western Australia.

Before joining Chevron, Keli managed the PNG-owned Post and Telecommunication Corporation, worked at the Bank of South Pacific Limited in a senior management capacity and was Deputy Managing Director at Resources Investment Finance Limited.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Papua New Guinea and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David Foster

David Foster

Non-Executive Director
Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Mr David Foster is an experienced non-executive director with a diverse portfolio of directorships and advisory roles. David has 25 years of experience in financial services. David was appointed a Director of Kina in 2015.

David is currently the Chairman of Motorcycle Holdings Limited and a non-executive director for Thorn Group Limited, G8 Education Limited and Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Limited. He also has a number of advisory Board roles in Education and local government.

David’s prior experience includes a number of senior executive roles within Suncorp Group Limited, most recently as chief executive officer of Suncorp Bank, where David led it through a highly volatile period during the global financial crisis. This included the turnaround of its retail, small and medium enterprise and agricultural businesses and managing down $18 billion in problem and non-core assets to maximise shareholder capital outcomes. David was also the Group Executive, Strategy during the acquisition of Promina Limited one of Australia’s largest financial services transactions.

Prior to Suncorp, David had over 14 years at Westpac Banking Corporation in a number of senior roles in Sydney and Queensland.

David has an MBA, a Bachelor of Applied Science and is a Senior Fellow with Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jim Yap

Jim Yap

Non-Executive Director
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Mr Jim Yap has been a Director of Kina since 2012. Jim has significant experience in the banking industry in Australia, PNG and Taiwan. Within Kina Group, Jim is also a director of KFL (appointed 2012).

Jim also currently serves as a director of Niule No.1 Ltd (appointed 2009) and Raintree Development Ltd (appointed 2012).

Jim’s previous experience includes senior management roles at ANZ Banking Group (PNG) Ltd, including roles as head of commercial banking and head of regional sales and origination. In addition, Jim has held a number of other roles within ANZ spanning over 37 years in retail banking, import and export, credit, corporate and institutional banking.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Graduate Diploma in Education from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and is a member of the PNG Institute of Directors.

Jim Yap

Karen Smith-Pomeroy

Non-Executive Director
Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee

Ms Karen Smith-Pomeroy is an experienced non-executive director, with involvement across a number of industry sectors. Karen has over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, with senior roles in Queensland and South Australia, including a period of 5 years as Chief Risk Officer for Suncorp Bank.

Karen has specific expertise in risk and governance, deep expertise in credit risk and specialist knowledge of a number of industry sectors, including energy, property and agribusiness.

Karen is currently a non-executive director of Queensland Treasury Corporation, Stanwell Corporation Limited, InFocus Wealth Management group and National Affordable Housing Consortium Limited. She is also a member of the Qld Advisory board for Australian Super, Australia’s largest industry super fund.

Karen holds accounting qualifications and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Member of Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, a Certificate member of Governance Institute of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Senior Executive Team

Greg Pawson

Greg Pawson

Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director

Greg Pawson was appointed CEO of Kina Securities Limited in 2018. He joins the Group with an extensive knowledge of the financial services industry in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Pacific.

Before his appointment, Mr Pawson was Regional Head of South Asia Pacific for the Westpac Group and held senior executive roles in retail banking, corporate financial services, financial planning and funds management.

Chetan Chopra

Chetan Chopra

Chief Financial Officer

Chetan is Chief Financial Officer, reporting to the CEO. Chetan is a Chartered Accountant from India and a widely experienced finance executive. He joins Kina after spending the past two years as CFO of PNG’s largest superannuation fund, Nambawan Super.

An accountant by profession, Chetan previously worked for many years as a PNG partner for KPMG and as CFO for Dunn and Bradstreet South Asia. He also has held a number of senior leadership roles in both private companies and public sector organisations, including the Australian Taxation Office.

Chetan holds a Bachelor of Science from Mumbai University and an MBA from Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. Chetan is also a member of Certified Practising Accountants Australia, PNG and India

Michael Van Dorssen

Danny Robinson

Executive General Manager of Banking

Danny Robinson is Executive General Manager of Banking, responsible for the implementation of the Group’s ambitious growth and profit targets as we establish ourselves as a new force in PNG retail and business banking sectors following the Maybank acquisition.

Danny has had a long and successful career in financial services, having held a variety of senior executive roles at Suncorp, commencing in 1997. These roles included General Manager of Commercial Banking, Executive General Manager of Specialist Sales and Service and Head of Business Customers. He brings a wealth of experience and a successful track record of establishing Suncorp’s distribution networks in new markets and achieving outstanding growth targets while delivering enviable customer service standards.

Danny holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of FINSIA.

Michael Van Dorssen

Deepak Gupta

Executive General Manager Wealth

Deepak Gupta is Executive General Manager Wealth and has had a long and successful career in financial services, having held a variety of senior executive roles in leading financial services institutions including Westpac, AMP and domestic New Zealand institutions. These roles have spanned all facets of institutional funds management, private equity investment, funds administration, financial planning and corporate trusteeship.

In addition Deepak has strong governance experience having acted as a non-executive director on the boards of NZX and ASX listed companies, and private businesses in a variety of industries. He has also been active with industry bodies and has represented New Zealand on international analyst bodies. He brings substantial experience and a track record of success and innovation across a number of areas in financial services including successful development of New Zealand's first institutional private equity fund for retail investors and leading the commercial development and success of New Zealand's largest registry business for its workplace based retirement savings scheme.

Deepak holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University, New Zealand, and an MBA from Massey University, New Zealand. He has a Certificate of Investment Analysis from the University of Otago, New Zealand and is a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand.

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Wayne Beckley

Executive General Manager Integration

Wayne joined Kina Group in March 2018, as Executive General Manager Shared Services after a 20-plus year career with Westpac Banking Corporation.

His current role at Kina covers Shared Services functions including Technology, Security, Vendor Management, Premises, Administration, Legal and Program Delivery.

Wayne has vast senior executive experience across Banking and Finance in Australia and the offshore jurisdictions covering roles including retail banking, technology, payments and ATM channel management.

Before his appointment, Wayne was Chief Operating Officer, Westpac Pacific Division. He oversaw the Operations, Technology, Program Delivery and Vendor Management functions across Westpac’s Pacific portfolio.

In this role, he was responsible for all the divestment activities across IT, Operations, Contracts, Service delivery, Premises and setting up transitional services for the sale of five of Westpac’s Pacific Island businesses to Bank South Pacific which was finalised in 2016.

Wayne holds a Bachelor of Education and a Higher Diploma in Education from Witz University in South Africa, and a Diploma in General Management from Macquarie University in Australia.

Wayne is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has held various Board positions in Australia and offshore.

Michael Van Dorssen

Michael Van Dorssen

Chief Risk Officer

Mr Michael Van Dorssen joined Kina in 2009 and is currently the Chief Risk Officer for the group. As part of the good governance of Kina and consistent with the financial industry best practice Kina has established the Risk Division to assist the group in it risk management and controls. Michael has extensive experience in the banking industry in both Australia and PNG, with a career spanning more than 30 years.

Prior to joining Kina, Michael worked for Suncorp Limited as the District Manager for the bank’s agribusiness division (from 2004 to 2008) and Westpac Bank PNG Limited (from 1999 to 2002).

Michael Van Dorssen

Nathanial Wingti

Treasurer and Head of Markets

Nathan Wingti, is Treasurer and Head of Markets. Nathan joins Kina from ANZ, where he has spent the past 15 years working in foreign exchange, money markets and balance sheet management for ANZ in PNG Fiji and Australia.

Most recently, he held the role of Head of Global Markets PNG and Balance Sheet Manager for ANZ across the Pacific.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Business, Banking and Finance from Queensland University of Technology, a Diploma in Financial Markets and FX Dealer Accreditation Program from the Australian Financial Markets Association and a Graduate Certificate of Commerce from Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Adam Fenech

Adam Fenech

Executive General Manager Shared Services

Mr Adam Fenech joined Kina in 2013 and leads its trustee services, financial advice, stockbroking and funds administration businesses. He is an internationally experienced corporate executive with 20+ years of pivotal leadership capability applied across financial services, technology, and professional services sectors, championing growth and market-leading client engagements in the most complex of environments.

Prior to joining Kina Adam held senior roles at Bankers Trust, Colonial First State Investments, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and most recently at PwC where he was Director of Advisory Services. He has gained a reputation as a resourceful and influential business tactician capable of transforming an organisation to provide sustainable corporate outcomes in demanding socio-economic & geo-political environments.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New England, an MBA and Master of Project Management from the University of Southern Queensland, and has attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School and the National University of Singapore. He is a member of both the Australian and PNG Institute of Company Directors and is a Non-Executive Director of PNG Registries.

Saima Sapias Kalis

Saima Sapias Kalis

Group Manager — Human Capital

Mrs Saima Sapias Kalis joined Kina in 2014 and is the Group Manager, Human Capital. Saima has over 15 years of experience in human resources management from working with Shell Papua New Guinea Ltd for 10 years before joining ANZ Banking Group (PNG) Ltd, PNG for 6 years as a Senior Human Resources Business Partner.

Saima holds a Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in Human Resources Management, from Charles Sturt University, Australia.