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.


Frank Van Der Poll
Group Chief Operating Officer

Frank started his career in the Information Technology field with various director roles at ICL/Fujitsu and Gandalf Technologies (Data communication) where he served as Vice President East, Middle East & Africa. In 1997, Frank moved into the Financial Services Industry; starting at Maduro & Curiel's Bank in the West Indies, Banque Populaire du Rwanda and Standard Chartered Southern Africa. Prior to joining BSP, Frank was the Chief Executive Officer for the First Micro Finance Bank Afghanistan. As such, it gives him a broad spectrum of experience from which to draw to assist BSP in its existing and future challenges.


Ronesh Dayal
Group Chief Financial Officer

He progressed into executive roles when he was appointed to the role of CFO for BSP Fiji Branch in December 2010 and was the first local CFO for the Bank. He was later appointed to the Deputy CFO BSP-PNG position in 2014 and eventually CFO PNG Bank in 2017. Mr. Dayal has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with double Majors in Accounting and Financial Management and Information Systems from the University of South Pacific. He is currently the President of CPA Australia PNG Branch and acts as mentor to a number of BSP's Leadership and Management Development program participants. He is a member of Chartered Accountants of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountant of CPA PNG and Chartered Accountant of The Fiji Institutes of Accountants.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Andy Roberts
General Manager BSP Finance Ltd

Andy Roberts was appointed General Manager of BSP Finance Ltd in August 2020. Prior to joining BSP, Mr Roberts held various management positions in equipment finance and corporate banking with Westpac and NAB in Australia in a career spanning 25 years. More recently he spent just over 2 years with Credit Corporation in PNG before joining BSP. Andy is currently completing his Master of Business Administration at Torrens University in Australia.


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.


Adam Fenech
Group General Manager Compliance

Adam Fenech was appointed to Group General Manager Compliance in October 2019. Mr Fenech oversees BSP’s Anti-Money Laundering & Compliance; Internal Audit; and Credit Inspection business units to ensure BSP continues to meet its ongoing regulatory requirements and advancements in industry standards. Mr Fenech has over 22 years’ diverse leadership experience in Australia and Papua New Guinea including senior roles at Bankers Trust, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and more recently at PwC as Director of Advisory Services, and Kina Bank as General Manager Wealth and Chief Operating Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New England, an MBA and Master of Project Management from the University of Southern Queensland, and has attended leadership programs at the Harvard Business School and the National University of Singapore. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and both the Australian and PNG Institute of Company Directors.


Nuni Kulu
General Manager Digital

Nuni Kulu was appointed as General Manager Digital effective as of 1st January, 2019. Her appointment makes her the second female to be appointed to the Executive of BSP as she joins Hari Rabura, General Manager Human Resources. Nuni joined the former PNG Banking Corporate (PNGBC) as a graduate and has undertaken numerous roles in Treasury and Retail Banking during the course of her career. She was a member of the BSP's Leadership Development Program and has benefited from leadership and management training at Melbourne Business School and Insead College in France. Nuni hails from Manus Province and holds a Bachelor of Commerce attained at the Australian National University with many years of experience with PNGBC / BSP. She is now the President of the Business Council of PNG.