Late Sir Henry ToROBERT KBE Condolence Message

The Governor Loi M Bakani CMG, Board, Management and Staff of the Bank of Papua New Guinea wish to convey their deepest condolences to the family of Late Sir Henry ToRobert KBE who passed away on Thursday 18th October, 2018.

Late Sir Henry ToRobert KBE was the first Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea. He served four (4) terms with the Bank from October 22nd, 1973 to July 30th, 1993. He is the longest serving Governor in the Commonwealth of Nations. He oversaw the growth and development of the central bank in its formative years leading up to and after PNG gained independence in 1975.

During his term, the country’s currency (Kina and Toea) was introduced in 1975 and a new Bank Building was opened in 1991 and named after him (ToRobert Haus).

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Janet and children; Ezzard, Louis, Charmaine, Henry Jr, and grandchildren for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather during this time of bereavement.

Loi M. Bakani CMG,

Bank of PNG will Launch Commemorative Currency

Bank of Papua New Guinea will launch commemorative banknote to mark Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in November 2018. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is an inter-governmental forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The commemorative note which come in denomination K100 will be launched on November 17th and circulated thereafter. Introducing the country own currency was one of the first significant steps towards creating a national identity.