John Ellery

CFO, Finance Manager, Financial Controller
Papua New Guinea, Brisbane Australia

With over 25 years of experience, I enjoy delivering tangible Financial Results for organisations whilst creating shareholder value. I am approachable and genuinely enjoy interacting with people - a plus in general management. I have extensive international CFO experience including 16 plus years employment as a Finance Manager/ Financial Controller in Papua New Guinea.


Fast Facts about Living in PNG – David John Ellery

All foreign visitors to PNG require a visa and business travellers require a business visa.

As a member of APEC, PNG recognises the APEC Business Travel Card.

Employment in PNG is prohibited whilst on a business Visa (except in very limited cases).

The Business Short Term Multiple Entry Permit is valid for 12 months with a stay of up to 60 days permitted on each arrival.

If you are looking to work in Papua New Guinea you must have a trade certificate, degree or other tertiary qualification relevant to your field of employment, not be under the age of 22 and have good English communication skills.


PNG’s currency is the Kina. Both ANZ and Bank South Pacific have branches at Port Moresby’s international airport. ATMs are located around Port Moresby.


Web access in Port Moresby has improved in recent years. Fast-speed internet service and wireless via a USB modem, is now available in PNG.

Mobile Roaming is possible in PNG but it is costly. You are better off to buy a local SIM card from local operators Digicel and Bemobile.


The current in PNG is 240V AC 50Hz using Australian-style plugs.


Serious medical conditions typically require treatment outside of the country. Individuals travelling to PNG should ensure they have adequate health cover (the cost of medical evacuation alone can reach US$30,000), while foreign companies operating in PNG should have a comprehensive health plan in place.


For school aged children, there are international primary and secondary schools in PNG.