AIC has new commissioners, CEO

The Accident Investigation Commission has two new commissioners and a new chief executive officer.

At today’s press conference, Civil Aviation Minister Alfred Manase said on November 6th, the National Executive Council approved the appointment of Captain Aria Bouraga as a commissioner and deputy chairman of the PNG Accident Investigation Commission board, and Captain Andui Koralyo as a commissioner and member of the board.

He said both are highly experienced pilots.

“Recently we’ve had some difficulty in terms of proper corporate governance in that we did not have a full board managing the affairs of this organisation,” stated Manase.

“They will contribute to the development of this organisation using the experience they’ve built over the years in the industry.

“We also would like to pay tribute to another long time aviator, Captain Minson Peni, who was one of the first national pilots of Papua New Guinea.

“He was one of the commissioners here for some time but has now retired. So we pay tribute to his long and outstanding service to this country.”  

Minister Manase also announced the appointment of Dean Kuri as the CEO of PNG AIC. Kuri brings a wealth of corporate management experience to the Commission.

Manase said the new appointees join the AIC at an exciting time when new investigators and investigation support staff have recently come on board, as well as the introduction of state-of-the-art technology.

(From left: CEO of PNG AIC, Dean Kuri, AIC commissioner, Captain Andui Koralyo, Civil Aviation Minister Alfred Manase and AIC chief commissioner, Hubert Namani)

Carmella Gware