Senior Executive Bio:
Peter John Aitsi
Chief Executive Officer
Peter John Aitsi was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2018.
Mr. Aitsi has over 30 years of experience leading a number of PNG’s more prominent companies, he has focused on building successful teams, ensuring they are well supported with strong systems to create productive work environments.
Prior to joining Credit Corporation, he was Country Manager for Newcrest Mining Ltd in PNG, where he represented the interests of Newcrest providing support to their operations in Lihir, Hidden Valley, Wafi Golpu, and exploration sites in Manus and Simberi.
He has had a diverse career holding senior leadership positions with the Australian Aid Program, GHD Papua New Guinea, PNGFM, Belleek Chemicals, and Bank South Pacific.
Mr. Aitsi has had long term involvement with a number of key PNG organizations and currently serves on the following Boards, Transparency International PNG, the Coral Sea Hotel Group and is Chairman of PNGFM Ltd.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Undah was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2018.
Mr. Undah has close to 15 years’ accounting and finance experience at top multi-national companies. He has worked across various roles at the middle to executive management levels on short and long-term service engagements in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Australia, and Papua New Guinea.
Mr. Undah started his career at Deloitte as a Graduate Accountant. Prior to joining Credit Corporation PNG, Mr. Undah held the role of Financial Controller at Kina Bank. He also spent more than six years at Westpac Bank (PNG) Limited and held various senior management roles including Acting Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary positions.
Mr. Undah is a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Papua New Guinea.
Beverlyn Malken was appointed Company Secretary in June 2017.
She also holds the position of Corporate Services Manager, where she oversees legal, compliance, HR and administration at Credit Corp PNG.
Mrs. Malken has over 10 years of legal experience, having worked in the public and private sector as a litigator and in-house counsel for the State and State-owned entities in PNG.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Papua New Guinea and a Master of Business Administration from Divine Word University. She is also a provisionally accredited mediator in PNG
Andy Roberts was appointed General Manager in May 2018.
A professional banker and financier with more than 20 years’ experience, Mr. Roberts has a strong track record of improving client retention and growing customer base, as well as building teams, and mentoring business owners and working professionals.
Mr. Roberts previously held leadership positions in Business Banking at National Australia Bank (NAB), and Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC).
Whilst at Westpac, he coordinated and delivered financial literacy workshops for small business owners and individuals throughout Australia, Vanuatu, and PNG
Avenesh Atul Raj
Group Internal Audit Manager
Avenesh Atul Raj was appointed Group Internal Audit Manager in September 2014.
With close to 10 years’ audit experience, Mr. Raj has been involved in several external audits for large national and multi-national clients, specializing in the audit of aid-funded projects, retail, manufacturing, insurance, telecommunication, financial institutions, and service industries, both in Fiji and the South Pacific.
Mr. Raj has previously held positions at PwC, Digicel Pacific and KPMG, where he gained a strong commercial and operational perspective on finance and accounting.
Mr. Raj holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics from the University of the South Pacific and is currently completing his CPA.
Country Head bio:
Chris Durman was appointed Country Head for Credit Corporation’s Timor-Leste branch in January 2016.
He is a strategic executive with more than 40 years’ experience in international banking, finance, and broking for banks and financial institutions, specializing in finance and banking start-ups.
Prior to joining Credit Corporation PNG, Mr. Durman held senior positions with PNG’s largest bank, the Bank of South Pacific – in its Corporate, and Client Support Business Units. Mr. Durman previously established ANZ Private in Western Australia; was Head of Distribution for ANZ Trustees and successfully designed, launched and managed ANZ Timor-Leste.
Mr. Durman currently serves as Honorary Consul of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to Papua New Guinea. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and holds a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking
He has more than 30 years’ experience in the banking and finance sector, having worked across the areas of retail, operations, IT, finance and credit.
Prior to joining Credit Corporation PNG, Mr. Langston has worked with ANZ Bank across various management roles on short and long-term service engagements in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Australia, and Papua New Guinea
Mr. Langston currently serves as a Board member on the Kazukuru Land Trust Board. He is also Treasurer of the Solomon Islands Golf Federation.
Peter Dixon was appointed Managing Director of Credit Corporation Fiji in March 2012.
Mr. Dixon has more than 36 years’ management experience in Papua New Guinea and Fiji, specializing in finance and management, business and strategic planning, and staff training and development. During this time, he has developed an intimate understanding of local commercial conditions and has established an extensive network of contacts in the local business community.
He previously held the position of General Manager at Bank South Pacific, where he oversaw the operation and performance of the Corporate, Commercial and Business Lending units. Prior to this Mr. Dixon established a management consultancy company, Dedicated Management Ltd, which provided specialized services to the banking and finance sector in PNG as well as providing corporate governance training.
Mr. Dixon is Chairman of the Finance Companies Association in Fiji, a Senior Association Member of FINSIA and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Charles Sturt University and is a Senior Associate member of FINSIA.
Country Managing Director
Johnny Wilson was appointed Country Managing Director of Credit Corporation Vanuatu in May 2016.
Since joining Credit Corporation, Mr. Wilson has led significant asset and NPAT growth and has increased Vanuatu’s client base to over 1,000.
Mr. Wilson previously spent more than 20 years at ANZ Bank (Vanuatu) across several positions, including Branch Manager, Retail Relationship Manager, Senior Relationship Manager and Head of ANZ Signature Priority Banking.
Mr. Wilson holds a Diploma of Management from Deakin University.