Board & Management

The Board of Lae City Authority

The Lae City Authority (LCA) Board is made up of the Lae City Lord Mayor as the Chairman, and members range from a multitude of backgrounds all having the skills and experience to drive city forward for a better Lae.

The Board Team is made up of:

Chairman - Lord Mayor James Khay

Chairman – Lord Mayor James Khay

John Rosso

John Rosso, Minister Lands & Physical Planning and Member for Lae      

Malcolm Kali (President Ahi LLG)

Malcolm Kali (President Ahi LLG)

Borras Giuka (President of Wampar LLG)

Borras Giuka (President of Wampar LLG)

Rose Kilala

Rose Kilala

George Gware

George Gware

Anthony Seeto

Anthony Seeto

Dominic Mark

Dominic Mark

Willie Amos

Willie Amos

Johnny Ross

Johnny Ross

Gebing Jethro

Gebing Jethro

  • Brian Alois
  • Tom Awasa

Executive Team

With the swearing in of the first LCA Board on 11th October 2018 (watch it here) began the  process of development and establishment of the Lae City Authority. Due to an uncooperative Urban Local Level Government at the time of the Swearing in, the Department for Provincial and Local Government Affairs after consolation made the decision to prepare a Ministerial Direction  the Minister for Intergovernmental Relations

The new Lae City Authority has adopted a high level organisational management structure headed by the Chief Executive Officer.

Daily operational responsibilities rest with the Executive Team, headed by the Chief Executive Officer.  The Executive Team is devolved the responsibility to implement adopted LCA policy and the Operational Plan, and oversees the new LCA’s operations with the assistance of branch managers.

The Lae City Authority Interim Executive Management Team is made up of:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Mr Neil Ellery
  • Interim Finance Manager, Mr Uriha Soten
  • Interim Principle Legal Officer, Ms Natasha David

Lae City Authority has also engaged advisors to assist with the establishment and set up of the LCA

  • ABT & Associates (DFAT) as LCA Lead Advisor on Policy Development and Governance, Ms Kimberley Stewart
  • Mary-Anne Zurenuoc, as LCA Lead Advisor on Compliance