Board of Directors
Richard joined the KCH Board in May 2016. He assumed the role as Chairman since September 2018. He is an Accountant by profession with experience in the private sector since 1981. He established his own accounting firm in 1990 to which he is now Principal. Richard is affiliated to a number of professional associations; including full membership of both PNG Institute of Directors and Certified Practicing Accountants PNG. Richard attained a Bachelor of Accountancy from the PNG University of Technology in 1981 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting & Financial Management from the Australian University of New England, NSW, in 1985.
Darren J Young, MBEManaging Director
Darren is the Managing Director of Kumul Consolidated Holdings and has many years of senior management experience in property development and related industries within the marine, manufacturing and resource sectors. Born and educated in New Zealand, Darren has worked in Papua New Guinea for over 28 years with both private equity and publically listed companies such as Steamships. He is measured, pragmatic and works collaboratively to find solutions to complex problems. Experience includes exceptional success in managing a mix of businesses and projects driving significant strategic management across commercial, finance and marketing functions. In June 2013, he was awarded as a Member of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to commerce and the community.
Aho Baliki, OBEDirector
Aho is a distinguished Career Banker with over forty-four years’ service in the banking industry. He has served in a range of senior management positions with the former PNG Banking Corporation (PNGBC) and presently employed as General Manager Paramount Banking with Bank South Pacific, Port Moresby. Aho is a former Chief Executive Officer of PNGBC and held a similar position at the National Development Bank. Aho currently serves on a number of boards including churches, landowner groups and the Government. He is Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Business Management and currently serves as a Director on the Board of Kumul Consolidated Holdings.
Matthew joins the KCH Board of Directors with extensive experience working with clients across PNG, Australia and SE Asia. His core competencies include a long and successful track record as a corporate lawyer in PNG, with a fair understanding of the country from a legal and commercial perspective. Matthew’s most recent experiences consists of a range of strategic mandates for public and private sector entities. His key PNG relationships include Bank South Pacific, Oil Search and Kumul Agriculture Limited.
Moses joined the KCH Board of Directors in June 2018. He is a qualified lawyer and an agriculturalist who currently owns and operates a private coffee business in PNG. He has experience in public office, having assumed the role of CEO and Managing Director for Air Niugini; and later appointed PNG High Commissioner to New Zealand. Moses was elected to Parliament as Member for Esa’ala District in Milne Bay Province (2002 – 2012); the same term where he served as Deputy Prime Minister of PNG (2003 – 2004). He also occupied several Ministerial Portfolios in Cabinet then. Moses is a published author. He graduated with a Law Degree from the University of PNG and holds a Diploma in Agriculture from the Vudal Agricultural College in East New Britain (now PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment).