About Us

Senior Management

  • James Walter Graham Chief Executive Officer
  • Jamie joined New Britain Palm Oil Limited in 1988 as an Assistant Manager. Since then he has held a number of management positions in the company working in oil palm, coffee, beef and sugar. He completed his Masters Degree in Management for Agricultural Development at Cranfield University in 1998. Jamie’s previous positions include General Manager of the NBPOL West New Britain operations, General Manager of Ramu Agri Industries Ltd and most recently Head of Plantation Upstream Malaysia with Sime Darby Plantation Berhad.
  • Amir Mohareb Group Chief Financial Officer
  • Amir joined New Britain Palm Oil in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer Papua New Guinea, after starting his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked for 12 years in the Assurance Services practice in both Australia and Papua New Guinea. Amir has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia since 2005 having graduated with a Bachelor in Commerce and Business Law from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Amir is responsible for the financial/management reporting and treasury function of the Group and was made Group Chief Financial Officer in August 2010.
  • Ian Orrell Group Head of Sustainability
  • Ian has 30-years’ experience in the palm oil industry and for most of this time has been involved in oil palm research; initially as an agronomist, but later spent 17-years as the CEO of the PNG Oil Palm Research Association. He was the CEO of the PNG Palm Oil Council, the industry peak body, for 5-years before joining NBPOL in 2015 to take up his current role as Group Head of Sustainability. Ian is a member of several PNG Government and institutional Boards & committees dealing with rural development, infrastructure, climate change, health and environment. He is the Deputy Chair of the Rural Industries Council of PNG. He is also a long-term member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s Smallholder Working Group and more recently the Peatland Working Group.
  • Dominic Thor Group Head of Engineering
  • Dominic was seconded to NBPOD (now NBPOL) from Harrison and Crosfield, Malaysia in 1977 as Production Superintendent, held a number of mill management positions within the West New Britain operations from 1977 till 2004. Holds Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Production Management, Certified ICS Steam Boiler Inspector and attended Performance Coaching at Monash University Business School, Australia. In 2005 successfully rehabilitated GPPOL Solomon Islands Palm Oil Mill operations as Mill Manager until 2011 and appointed NBPOL Group Mills Inspector since 2012.
  • Robert Nilkare PNG Country Manager
  • Robert is the Country Manager for New Britain Palm Oil Limited, he is also the President of the Business Council of PNG. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from the Bond University and is also Graduate of General Manager Programs Australian Graduate School of Management, University of NSW. Robert holds Board Directorship in various organizations including Brian Bell & Co. Limited, PNG Microfinance Limited and New Britain Palm Oil Foundation Limited. He is currently the Vice President for PNG Rugby Football Union Inc.
  • Joe Castle General Manager, Estates Administration
  • Joe started his palm oil career with Commonwealth Development Corporation in the Solomon Islands in 1996 and held a number of management positions with CDC/Pacrim/Cargill until leaving them as GM Milne Bay Estates, PNG in 2007 to join Ramu Agri-Industires. Joined NBPOL in 2008 when the Company purchased RAIL and was Head of Oil Palm until 2011 when moved to WNB as a Plantation Inspector. Appointed General Manager of Poliamba in June 2013 and became GM Estates Administration, based in Singapore, in September 2015. He holds an M.Sc in Management for Agricultural Development from Cranfield University and a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (CdipAF) of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants of the UK.
  • Harry Brock General Manager, West New Britain
  • Harry joined NBPOL in 1998 as an Assistant Manager. He held a number of management positions within the Group’s West New Britain operations between 1998 and 2005. In 2005 he successfully led a team to rehabilitate and develop the NBPOL Solomon Islands operation where he held the position of General Manager until September 2010. He was appointed General Manager of the West New Britain operations in September 2011, after completing his MBA at Bath University, in the UK.
  • Ruari Macwilliam General Manager, Ramu Agri Industries Ltd
  • Ruari joined NBPOL in 1998 as Assistant Manager, where he held a number of management positions within the Group’s West New Britain Operations. He joined Ramu Agri-Industries in 2011 as Head Of Oil Palm, prior to his promotion to General Manager in June 2015. Ruari also has experience in the management of Fresh Produce Operations in the UK, directly supplying into supermarket chains.
  • Mike Jackson General Manager, Milne Bay Estates
  • Joined NBPOL in April 2010 as General Manager Higaturu and took up the GM role at Milne Bay Estates in June 2017. He comes from position as Agricultural Director with W.R. Carpenters, with responsibility for all agricultural operations in East New Britain, the Highlands and cattle in Australia. Mike was born in Zimbabwe, and has also lived and worked in South Africa and Malawi in the tea, coffee and macadamia growing sectors.
  • Craig Gibsone General Manager, GPPOL
  • Craig joined NBPOL as an Assistant Manager in West New Britain in February 2006 and in 2009 was transferred to GPPOL in the Solomon Islands. After holding a number of key roles he took over as General Manager of GPPOL in 2017. Craig originates from Western Australia and holds an Agribusiness degree from Curtin University.
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  • Brian Cazalet General Manager, Higaturu Oil Palms
  • Roland Soupa General Manager, Poliamba
  • Roland joined NBPOL in West New Britain in 1989 as Trainee Assistant Manager. He held various management positions there from 1989 to 2015. Roland was appointed to the position of General Manager Poliamba Limited in September 2015. Before joining NBPOL, Roland worked as a Technical Assistant with the Pathology Department at the Coffee Research Institute in Aiyura, Goroka from 1988 to 1989. He worked on combating the outbreak of Coffee Leaf Rust in PNG. Roland holds a Diploma in Tropical Agriculture, Certificate in Business Management and a Master’s in Business Management.