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Hon. Peter O’Neill, MP

Peter O'Neill

Ministerial Portfolio
Prime Minister & Minister Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Electorate
Ialibu-Pangia

Party
People's National Congress (P.N.C)

Date of Election
7 July 2012

Votes Received
44,917

Contact Details

Parliament Office
National Parliament P O Parliament House WAIGANI, N.C.D Papua New Guinea

Telephone: 3277317
Fax: 3277490
Email:

Electorate Office
National Parliament P O Parliament House, WAIGANI, N.C.D Papua New Guinea

Telephone: 3277317
Fax: 3277490
Email: pmsoffice@pmnec.gov.pg

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Current: Member of Parliament for Ialibu-Pangia Open, Prime Minister and Leader of People's National Congress Party (P.N.C)

Past: First elected to the 7th National Parliament in the 2002 General Elections for the Ialibu-Pangia Open seat as a People's Solidarity Party Candidate. Elected Leader of People's National Congress party following the merger of the two parties after the 2002 general elections. Appointed Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations on the 13/8/2002 following the formation of the Somare/Marat government until the 2/8/2003 when appointed Minister for Public Service. Named Leader of Government Business on the 6/3/2003. Decommissioned as Minister for Public Service and Leader of Government Business on the 18/5/2004 following the departure of People's National Congress party from the Somare government. Elected Leader of Opposition on the 19/5/2004. Re-elected to the 8th National Parliament in the 2007 General Elections for the same seat as a People's National Congress candidate. Appointment as Minister responsible for Commerce and Industry and Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in the caretaker cabinet on the 13/8/2007 then Minister for Public Service in the Somare-Temu cabinet on the 29/8/2007. Appointed Minister for Finance and Treasury from July 2010. Elected Prime Minister on the 2nd August 2011.

Biography

Religion: Christianity- Lutheran
Primary Education: Gr 1- 6, Pangia Primary School, Southern Highlands, 1977
Secondary Education: Gr 7-9, Ialibu High School, Southern Highlands, 1978-1980, Gr 10, Goroka High School, Eastern Highlands Province, 1981
Tertiary Education: Accounting, University of Papua New Guinea,1982-1986. Honors in Accounting, University of Papua New Guinea, 1988

Achievements: Bachelor of Accountancy and Commerce Degree, University of Papua New Guinea Honors Degree in Accountancy, University of Papua New Guinea Certified Practicing Accountants (Papua New Guinea Certified Practicing Accounts
Community Interests: President of the PNG Institute of Certified Practicing Accountants (P.N.G.C.P.A). Served as company director for various companies and statutory institutions including Executive Chairman of PNG Banking Corporation, Rural Development Bank, Motor Vehicle Insurance Trust & Pacific MMI Insurance
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Served as Company Director for various companies and statutory institutions.