Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) is proud to announce the recent appointment of a national to lead the Mine Maintenance Department within its Mining Business Unit.

Mek Kelly was appointed Manager Mine Maintenance effective as of November 19th 2021.

Mr Kelly started with OTML 18 years ago as an apprentice and then joined the Mine Maintenance Department as a Heavy Equipment Fitter and worked on the shopfloor for 5 years.

He then progressed into supervisory positions and has held the Mine Maintenance Superintendent Workshop role for the past 4 years.

Whilst working for OTML, Mek also obtained additional engineering qualifications from the Australia Pacific Technical College and TAFE.

Acting General Manager Mining, David Laulau, said, “Mek’s leadership style, commitment to safety, technical expertise, dedication and work ethic will ensure a smooth transition into his new role and will greatly assist the Mining Business Unit in achieving OTML’s Vision for the future.”

Mr James Lees, who held the Manager Mine Maintenance role for the past 4 years, will assume the role of Advisor Mine Maintenance and will continue to support, mentor and advise Mr Kelly going forward.

In line with OTML’s Vision 2025, several national employees were appointed to leadership positions this year.

They include Isaac Kwetok as Deputy General Manager Processing, Anna Ila as Manager Safety, Robin August as Manager ICT, Francis Karogo Manager Power Services, Oala Rarua as Manager Geology & Exploration, Masket Siune as Manager Mine Support Services and Iga Au as Manager Bige Operations.

OTML Managing Director & CEO Musje Werror said that OTML is blessed with strong and committed national leaders who are ready to take on senior roles in the company and are focused on maximising benefits for the country.

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