BSP chief executive officer Robin Fleming and company secretary Mary Johns were presented with the awards as part of the 40th Independence Anniversary.
Mr Fleming was made a Companion of the Star of Melanesia (“CSM”) in recognition for service to the financial and banking sector in more than 30 years in senior management positions at BSP and its predecessor, the PNGBC
The government also took into consideration his contribution to promoting commerce and industry, rural development and sport in PNG and the region as a whole.
A bank statement said: “It is a fitting recognition for Robin who has had distinguished service of higher degree in the banking sector spanning over 39 years, starting as a lending officer during the Commonwealth Bank days in the 1970s and progressing to CEO level.
“Through his work he has not only contributed to developing BSP to where it is now but also impacted positively on the careers and lives of many Papua New Guineans who have come to work with and know him. ‘’
Ms Johns was awarded a Member of the Order of Logohu (“ML”) for service to banking and the community through her contribution to sport, especially the organisation of the 2015 Pacific Games.
After practicing law for 7 years in the private sector, Mary joined BSP in 2002 as a legal officer. Through commitment and dedication, she progressed to the company secretary role in 2005 and has undertaken a significant role in managing the bank’s board and corporate affairs during the last 10 years.
The Government also noted Mary’s contribution towards staging of the 2015 Pacific Games. She was appointed as the commercial services director of the Pacific Games Organising Committee board since 2012 and actively involved in the strategic planning and decisions that contributed towards a successful XV Pacific Games in Port Moresby held in July this year.