Sir Charles is Chairman of the APEC 2018 PNG Coordinating Authority, the organisation tasked with organising the 2018 APEC Leaders Meeting in Port Moresby.
A Trobriand Islander, Sir Charles was PNG’s longest serving high commissioner to Australia from 2005 to this year, and was dean of the diplomatic corps in Canberra.
He served as PNG’s ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, and UN agencies in Geneva and Austria from 1991 to 1993. His distinguished public and private sector career includes being director of the National Planning Office at Independence, director of the Pacific Islands Development Programme at the East-West Centre, CEO of Mineral Resource Development Company, and CEO of Orogen Minerals.
He was made a Knight Commander in the Order of the British Empire in the this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.