Bernie was appointed honorary treasurer in September 2006 and director in 2009. Bernie developed his interest in PNG when he walked the Kokoda Track in 2006. He spent 35 years with the Reserve Bank of Australia followed by 5 years with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Since 2008 he consulted to Ernst and Young and Promontory Financial Group and undertook a number of missions with the International Monetary Fund. He is currently a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the Bank for International Settlements in Basel.