Mentoring begins for 2019 Archer Leaders

We are delighted to announce our cohort of spectacular mentors for the 2019 Archer Leadership Development Program. Now in its 9th year, the Archer Program takes a group of final year tertiary students on a yearlong, experiential leadership development experience. 

A key part of the program is the connection with a mentor: business, NGO and government leaders who have extensive knowledge and experience in PNG and understand its leadership challenges. Mentors are selected and matched with the Archer Leaders according to their professional background, experience and interests to maximise their potential. Mentors provide guidance, support and coaching throughout the course of their experiential leadership year.

We are thrilled to welcome this year’s mentors to the program including:

  • Roxanne Martens (6th year Archer mentoring, prior work/support of PNG Cancer Foundation, PoM Gen Hospital, director SEAM Fund, founding member of Safe Motherhood Alliance PNG, Crocodile Prize) is mentoring Soynna Binding-Suwae (UPNG, Law)

  • Dr Jenny Allen (1st year Archer mentoring, Marine Biologist, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University) is mentoring Evangelista Apelis (UPNG, Science & Biology)

  • Peter Barrow (2nd year Archer mentoring, Accountant, Director, Flight Centre, KTF) is mentoring Perryson Miori (UPNG, Business Management & Finance)

  • Craig Jones (2nd year Archer mentoring, Executive General Manager for Wafi-Golpu for Newcrest Mining) is mentoring Puri Temi (UNITECH, Engineering)

  • Dr Graeme Hancock (1st year Archer mentoring, General Manager for Social Performance for Newcrest Mining) is mentoring Maisy Lus (UPNG, Chemistry)

  • Karyn Joyner (1st year Archer mentoring, Manager, Consultant, Director, Health Organisation Specialist) is mentoring Abigail Havora (UPNG, Medicine)

  • Associate Professor Augustine Mungkaje (1st year Archer mentoring, Professor of Marine Biology, UPNG and Director Mahonia Na Dari) is mentoring Obeth Singol (UPNG, Biology)

  • Dr Clare Arnott (1st year Archer mentoring, Senior Cardiologist, founder Women’s Heart Clinic at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, clinical researcher and lecturer University of Sydney, post-doctoral fellowship at the Heart Research Institute, Churchill Fellowship for her work in Women’s Cardiovascular Health) is mentoring Helen Ipauki (UPNG, Medicine)

For the first time, this year we are also introducing a Chief Mentor, Dr Andrew Moutu, who will oversee the group and provide inspiration, direction and encouragement for the mentoring pairs. Dr Moutu is the Director of the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery and also serves on KTF’s board of directors. 

Dr Genevieve Nelson, KTF’s CEO says: “We are absolutely delighted with the high calibre of mentors we have secured for this year’s program. Mentors work with the students throughout the year as they embark on their adaptive leadership journey and provide critical support and growth to the young leader’s journeys. In many cases, relationships like these have secured future jobs for the leaders at the end of the program.”

In addition to the mentoring program, the Archer Leadership Development Program also supports work experience placements, seed funding and support for community development projects, tuition fee and educational resources support, and a leadership exchange program to Australia. This year’s exchange program will take place from 8 – 23 June 2019.

The Archer Leadership Development Program is generously funded by Perpetual Trustees, via the Fred P. Archer trust and the Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture. 

Mike Nelson