Ian is CEO of NASFUND and is a career officer with over 28 years of superannuation administration experience. He was initially Joint CEO since July 2007 and took over as sole CEO on 1st November 2011.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Economics and Masters of Business Administration Degrees from the University of Papua New Guinea. He also holds a Diploma in Company Directors Course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Diploma in Economic Policy Analysis from the PNG National Research Institute. He has also undertaken studies in Financial Markets with the Securities Institute of Australia (currently known as KAPLAN) and completed a number of specialist management courses abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Harvard Business School in the USA.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Senior Affiliate of the Securities Institute of Australia, President of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors and Junior Vice President of the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
In other capacities Mr Tarutia is a director or has served as a director on a number of listed and private company boards in the agriculture, aviation, catering, finance, properties, hotel, manufacturing, forestry, sports and savings and loan sectors.
He established the NASFUND Contributors Savings & Loan Society (NCSL) in 2003 to provide additional financial services to the NASFUND membership and today it is the largest savings & loan society in PNG by membership size.