Senior Management

Robin Fleming, CSM
Group Chief Executive Officer

Robin Fleming was appointed CEO of Bank of South Pacific Ltd in April 2013. Before his appointment as CEO, he had been Deputy CEO and Chief Risk Officer since 2009. Prior to that, Mr Fleming held senior executive roles as Chief Risk Officer, General Manager Corporate & International, and Head of Risk Management with BSP. Prior to the merger of BSP and PNGBC, Mr Fleming held senior management roles with PNGBC. He has worked in PNG for over 35 years and holds an MBA and a Master of Management from Charles Sturt University. Mr Fleming was made a Companion of the Star of Melanesia (CSM) in 2015 by the PNG Government for services to banking and the community.

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Robert Loggia
Group Chief Operating Officer

Roberto Loggia joined BSP in April 2011 after having been CEO of State Bank, Mongolia in its initial stages of development wherein the sound assets of two failed institutions were consolidated into a new viable state sponsored bank with the support of EBRD, London. After having obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from McGill University, Montreal and initiation into banking at Toronto Dominion Bank, he eventually became a career banker with more than thirty years' experience working mostly throughout Asia but also in emerging markets in Central Europe, South America and Africa. In terms of scope of responsibility, most of his assignments have been as Chief Operating Officer responsible for middle and back office functions supporting businesses in Retail Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking and Private Banking. Mr Loggia has also participated as a key Manager in Greenfield Banks in Japan, Indonesia, Laos and Angola. Lastly, he has held senior line management responsibility within Retail Banking in Nigeria as well as consulting assignments within Retail Banking in China and Risk Management in Thailand.

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Eddie Ruha
Group Chief Financial Officer

Eddie Ruha was appointed to Group Chief Financial Officer on the 3rd April 2017, after the resignation of Mr Johnson Kalo. Prior to that Mr Ruha joined BSP on the 1st of November 2012, as the Chief Financial Officer - PNG. Previously he worked for Steamships Trading Company here in PNG for 22 years, commencing there in 1990, working in the Steamships Merchandising Division for eight years, before transferring to Head Office as Group Systems Accountant and then Group Accountant, General Manager Finance and then from 2008 to 2012 as Finance Director and Company Secretary. In New Zealand Mr Ruha initially worked for KPMG Auckland office as an Auditor. Mr Ruha is a commerce graduate from Auckland University in New Zealand (1984) and has a Master of Business Administration from Charles Sturt University (2000) and is a member of CPA Papua New Guinea and a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as well as a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.

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Mike Hallinan
Group Chief Risk Officer

Mike Hallinan, was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer, following Haroon Ali's move to Fiji as Country Head in 2018. Mr Hallinan, commenced employment with BSP in 2013, as Chief Credit Officer. His professional career expands over 40 years in Banking and Finance holding various senior positions in Risk Management and Senior Relationship Executive roles with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, specifically managing corporate and institutional relationships including government departments, both domestically and internationally. Recent experience prior to joining BSP included the financial industry group and infrastructure project financing. Mike is familiar with PNG having previously worked for the former Papua New Guinea Banking Corporation holding the position of Executive Manager Lending Division. Mike is a qualified CPA and is a Fellow of the Australian Bankers Institute.

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Paul Thornton
Group General Manager Retail Banking

Paul Thornton was appointed General Manager Retail in August 2013 and brings to the position 44 years of retail banking experience, 36 years of which have been in Papua New Guinea. Mr Thornton was previously the Executive Manager Strategic Planning with the PNG Banking Corporation and was the founding Managing Director of PNG Microfinance Limited. Since returning to BSP in 2010, he has held the positions of Head of BSP Rural, Deputy General Manager Retail and General Manager Network before being appointed to this current position.


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Peter Beswick
Group General Manager Corporate Banking

Peter Beswick was appointed General Manager of BSP Corporate Banking in June 2011. He has over 25 years Banking and Finance experience, covering Australia and South East Asia with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Bank of New Zealand; holding senior executive positions in Risk Management and Business Development. Mr Beswick's most recent appointment has been CEO of a national wholesale, import and retail business in Australia. He has extensive experience in the Finance, Government, Retail, Wholesale, Telecommunications and Property sectors, with extensive knowledge in foreign exchange, risk management and governance. Mr Beswick qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC and most recently completed an MBA with Macquarie University in Australia.

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Hari Rabura
General Manager Human Resources

Hari Rabura was appointed General Manager Human Resource in April 2016. She first joined BSP as a graduate trainee in 2001 and worked in various positions within HR in BSP and various private firms. Ms Rabura is the first female employee to reach executive management level as a General Manager in one of the key Strategic Business Unit (SBU) within the organisation. She is experienced in implementing and delivering HR strategies, policies, and services that create, support and sustain a high performance culture in BSP. As a former member of the Leadership and Management Development Program (LMDP) in BSP, she has undergone General Management training in INSEAD Business School in France and Melbourne Business School in Australia.

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Rohan George
General Manager Treasury

Rohan George was appointed General Manager Treasury in February 2015. Mr George has extensive knowledge in developed and emerging financial markets. His experience spans over 30 years, covering fixed income, foreign exchange, commodities and structured derivatives markets. He passionate about financial markets, managing market risk, liquidity risk and providing value add solutions for clients. Prior to joining BSP, Mr George worked at ANZ as  Head of Global Markets, Cambodia & Laos (5 years), at Westpac as Treasurer PNG & Pins  (8 years), and at BNP Paribas Investment Management in Sydney, as Head of Fixed Income. Mr George holds a Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University and is accredited by both the Australian Financial Markets Association and the Sydney Futures Exchange.

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Christophe Michaud
General Manager and Director BSP Finance Ltd

Christophe Michaud was appointed General Manager and Director of BSP Finance Ltd in May 2015. Prior to this appointment, he spent 4 years with BSP in corporate banking as Senior Relationship Manager then Deputy General Manager. Prior to joining BSP, Mr Michaud held various positions in the banking industry in corporate banking, project finance, private banking with BNPParibas, Banque Indosuez and Crédit Agricole in France, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore. He brings with him more than 35 years of banking experience. Christophe holds a Master of Business Administration from Neoma Business School in France.

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Daniel Faunt
General Manager Offshore Branches

Mr Faunt was appointed to General Manager Offshore Branches in 2018 with responsibility over banking operations in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands. Mr Faunt has 20 years of banking experience in PNG, Australia and the Pacific and has held senior management roles in Corporate and Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Operations. Mr Faunt holds a Masters of Business Administration in Economics from Deakin University and Bachelor of Business in Banking from the Queensland University of Technology.

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