What we do
The Association delivers professional development training and networking services to its members. PNGAAA is an avenue for the exchange of ideas and intellectual debate on issues of national interest including direct input into the implementation of the Government of PNG’s Vision 2050 and development plan.
The Association supports local and national sustainable development efforts through grant assistance and volunteering services. View our constitution.
In November 2006, in a historic moment at the inaugural Papua New Guinea – Australia Alumni Conference in Port Moresby, over 300 former students of Institutions in Australia passed a resolution to create an Alumni body that would provide ongoing support to Papua New Guineans who have studied in Australia, and foster a dialogue of growth and development between the countries.
Since the initial meeting, the association has steadily grown, with membership now over 5,000 and local chapters established in eleven provinces: the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB), Eastern Highlands (Goroka), East New Britain (Kokopo), Enga (Wabag), Madang, Manus (Lorengau), Milne Bay (Alotau), Morobe (Lae), National Capital District (Port Moresby), East Sepik (Wewak) and Western Highlands (Mt. Hagen).
To contribute to the growth and development of Papua New Guinea while fostering productive relationships between PNG and Australia.
PNGAAA Executive - July 2022 to June 2025
Mr Kia-Henry Nema
Government of PNG.
Master of Public Health and International Development
Flinders University, 2014
Mr Shane Koniel
BES Customs & Logistics Ltd.
Bachelor of Business
Griffith University, 1999
Mr Stotick Kaprangi
Team Leader Operational Risk,
Nambawan Super Limited.
Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting
University of Southern Queensland, 2018
Mr Fidelis Golu
Project Interlocutor, UN Women PNG
Master of Public Policy
Australian National University, 2017
Ms Tina Mark
Managing Director, Pearl Clothing Services.
Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship
University of the Sunshine Coast, 2017
Mr Michael Kisombo
Manager, Centre for Arts and Innovation
Master of Museum Studies
The University of Queensland, 2014
Ms Lavinia ToVue
National Export Market Systems Facilitator, PHAMA Plus Program
Master of Agribusiness
University of Queensland, 2018
Mrs Catherine Koavea-Galgal
Diploma of Graphic Design
Chisholm Institute, 2014