Chief Secretary


Name: Isaac B Lupari

Date of Birth: 23 September 1964

Place of Birth: Wabag, Enga Province

Occupation: Chief Secretary to Government (2016-current)


•            Bachelor of Economics, University of Papua New Guinea

•            Masters in International Economics, University of Essex, United Kingdom

•            Post Graduate Certificate, Finance and Loan Negotiation, Georgetown University, USA

•            Post Graduate Certificate, Monitoring and Evaluation Techniques, Wye College, United Kingdom


1989-1991: Assistant Secretary, Planning & Development, Dept. of Planning and Monitoring

1992-1994: Assistant Director, Multilateral Aid, Office of International Development Assistance (OIDA), Treasury

1994-1995: First Assistance Secretary, Economic Policy Unit, Department of Treasury & Finance

1995-1996: Deputy Secretary, Economic Policy & Budgeting, Department of Treasury & Finance

1996-1997: Secretary for Treasury & Finance

1997-1998: Secretary for Defence

1998-1999: Acting Secretary for Works

1999-2001: Secretary for Personnel Management

2001-2003: Secretary for Transport and Civil Aviation

2003-2006: Ambassador to Belgium and European Union

2003-2006: Ambassador to World Trade Organisation, Geneva

2004-2006: Lead Spokesperson, Small Economies, WTO

2004-2006: Lead Negotiator, Trade (EPA) with EU

1992-1994: Chief Negotiators, Loan Negotiations with World Bank, ADB

2004-2005: Chairperson, Political and Economic Committee, African Caribbean Pacific Group (ACP), Brussels

2006-2009: Chief Secretary to Government (Somare Government)

2009-2011: Part Time Lecturer, Public Policy and Economics, UPNG

2012-2016: Chief of Staff, Prime Minister’s Office

2016-Current: Chief Secretary to Government (O’Neill Government)

Last update: May 3rd, 2019
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