Our Patron & Ambassadors


His Excellency Charles Lepani (Ambassador)

Mr Lepani is Papua New Guinea’s High Commissioner to Australia. Before his appointment as Papua New Guinea’s High Commissioner to Australia in July of 2005, Charles Lepani was an economic and public policy consultant. He recently was a member of the Aid Review Team for the governments of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Australia. He was appointed Chairman of PNG Minimum Wages Boards 1972–1974, and member of PNG Law Reform Commission in the period 1972–1975. As Director of the PNG National Planning Office from 1975 to 1980, with other colleagues, he was involved in the formulation of PNG’s post-independence macro-economic policy and public sector planning system including aid coordination. Charles served as PNG’s Ambassador to the European Union from 1991-1994. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1991 and Commander of the British Empire in 2011.