Coach David Westley made the announcement yesterday in Port Moresby.
He said Hoepper brings with her a wealth of experience in the game and is a proven leader both on and off the field.
“She has been involved in the game for a long time and has played at the highest level for both Queensland and Australia. I have every confidence in her to lead this team into the future,” Westley said.
“Jennie-Sue leads by example and does exactly that both on and off the field,” the coach added.