Holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons) from the University of PNG, and a Diploma in Public Administration from the Institute of Public Administration, PNG.
Francis is responsible for the Biomass Project External, Community and Stakeholder Relations targeted towards creating and ensuring our social license to operate is maintained. This position oversees Lands Access, Community Relations; Community Affairs and Government and other Stakeholder Relations.
The role involves development of strategies, plans, and projects that assist the development of people and communities impacted by the Biomass Project in a sustainable and consistent manner while ensuring that the Companies business objectives are achieved in accordance with Company approved plans.
Francis has over 24 years experience working in the PNG National Public Service and has held management positions within the the Public Service including in the Highlands, Central and Bougainville Provinces with experiences in assisting and leading project developments in gaining land access and negotiations with customary land owners including management of landowner expectations and conflict management, land acquisition and agreement negotiation, legislation compliance, and government liaison