The main functions of the Managing Director are to manage the National Forest Service (NFS) in accordance with the policy directives of the National Forest Board and to advise the Board on matters regarding the Authority as requested. In addition to these functions; the Managing Director has numerous statutory duties and powers under the Forestry Act 1991 (as amended) relating to the administration and enforcement of the Act.
The Managing Director's office is supported by a team of administrative staff; the Board Secretariat, the Legal Services, the Internal Auditor and Public Relations.
- Ensure that PNGFA and the activities of the NFS support international commitments to sustainable forest management, conservation and trade.
- Ensure relationships with all external stakeholders, government, community and industry are transparent and accountable.
- Ensure advice to the Government of PNG takes account of the competing issues of sustainability, export-driven economic recovery and alleviation
of poverty through employment and other opportunities.
- Strengthen and improve PNGFA and NFS's organisational culture, communications and decision-making capabilities.
- Ensure that internal policies, processes, systems and resources support the efficient and effective delivery of services to the nation.
- Commit to the regular review of the Corporate and Strategic Plans to ensure the PNGFA and NFS achieve their goals.