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Executive Management

Mark T. Robinson

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mark T. Robinson was appointed Group CEO of BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) in November 2022 and commenced work in March 2023.

Mr. Robinson is a senior financial services executive and globally experienced banking Chief Executive Officer with more than thirty years’ experience across developed and emerging markets.

Before his appointment as BSP Group CEO, his roles included CEO of Commercial Bank International, a publicly listed bank based in the United Arab Emirates, Regional CEO of ANZ Banking Group’s operations for Southeast Asia. Prior to this, Mr. Robinson held numerous senior executive roles with Citibank, including in India, Russia, Turkey and Hungary.

Mr. Robinson graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts and he also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Ronesh Dayal

Group Chief Financial Officer

Ronesh Dayal was appointed the Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO) on 11 June 2020. Mr. Dayal is an experienced and detail-oriented CFO with over 18 years experience in the financial services industry, having worked in the Life Insurance and Banking businesses in Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

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.

Nuni Kulu

Group Chief Operating Officer

Nuni Kulu was  appointed as Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO) effective Wednesday 26th April, 2023, making her the second Papua New Guinean female to succeed a senior executive role within BSP.

Before her appointment as GCOO, she had been General Manager Digital since January 1st 2019. Her appointment then, made her the second female to be appointed to the Executive of BSP as she joined 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.

Daniel Faunt

Group General Manager Retail Banking

Daniel Faunt was appointed Group General Manager Retail Banking in December 2020 with responsibility for the Groups Retail, Marketing, SME and Paramount Banking divisions. Prior to this role, Daniel ran BSP’s Pacific Banking operations in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Cook Islands as General Manager Offshore Branches.

Daniel 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. Daniel holds a Masters of Business Administration in Economics from Deakin University and Bachelor of Business in Banking from the Queensland University of Technology.

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.

Michael Hallinan

Group Chief Risk Officer

Mike Hallinan, returned to BSP as Acting Group Chief Risk Officer (GCRO) after he left on 29 April 2022 following the departure of the previous GCRO for family reasons. Mike recommenced the acting GCRO role on 27 March 2023 and is assisting BSP whilst a suitable replacement is recruited. 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.

Hari Rabura

Group General Manager People & Culture

Hari Rabura was appointed Group General Manager People & Culture 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.

Maryann Lameko-Vaai

Group General Manager Pacific Markets

Maryann was appointed as Group General Manager Pacific Markets in June 2022, becoming the fourth female BSP Executive. She joined the Bank (formerly Westpac Samoa) on 08 October 2012 as the Head of Finance & Operations and in June 2015, after BSP’s acquisition of Westpac Samoa, she was appointed to the role of Country Head - BSP Samoa. Her appointment to this role saw her as the first local female appointed as Country Head (General Manager level) in Samoa. Maryann is a former participant of BSPs Leadership & Management Development Program (LMDP) from 2016 to 2018 under the Senior Leaders Category. A significant milestone since assuming the role as Country Head of BSP Samoa was cementing the market leader position from ANZ who had dominated the banking industry in Samoa for over 40 years. Maryann has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and is a Chartered Accountant with the Samoa Institute of Accountants and a Certified Public Account (CPA) with CPA Australia.

Rohan George

Group General Manager Treasury & Markets

Rohan George was appointed Group General Manager Treasury & Markets 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.

Vandhna Narayan

Group General Manager Compliance

Prior to joining BSP PNG in 2018, Vandhna was attached to BSP Life as the General Manager Legal and Compliance. Vandhna has over 27 years of professional experience in a broad range of legal and compliance work in Fiji, PNG and overseas, including working in the insurance and banking industries. Vandhna studied Human Rights Law at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney Australia, where she obtained a Masters in Human Rights Law and Policy. She also has a Certificate in Risk Management from the Governance Institute of Australia and a Bachelor of Laws from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Richard Nicholls

Group Chief Information Officer

Richard Nicholls was appointed Group Chief Information Officer (GCIO) in May 2023.

Mr Nicholls has over 30 years of senior technology management experience in the financial services industry, having held senior technology delivery and support roles in Investment and Retail Banking in United Kingdom, Australia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

Prior to BSP Financial Group as GCIO, Mr Nicholls was a technology Strategic Change Management consultant for Nomura International, prior to this he was  Head of Enterprise Technology Asia for Macquarie Bank based in Philippines and other technology roles in Australia.

Mr Nicholls graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering.

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