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Nancy T. Oraka-Pomoso

Head of Secretariat

Nancy T. Oraka-Pomoso has worked with the PNG Public Service for more than 23 years. Her last job was working with the PNG Customs Service (PNGCS) where she worked for more than 11 years on large Customs Modernization Projects as well as with the Border Management, Capability Development and International & Public Relations Sections. She was a senior executive in the PNG Customs Service, and was responsible for Southern Region Operations before taking up the OCO HoS role. Ms. Oraka has vast experience in Customs and Taxation having also worked with the PNG Internal Revenue Commission for more than 12 years and with a number of private sector entities previously. She is a Graduate of the University of Papua New Guinea and holds a Master’s Degree in Customs Administration from the Charles Sturt University.


Irma Daphney Stone

Operations Manager

Mrs. Stone commands a strong regional and public administration experience having worked in the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, University of the South Pacific and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation. Previously held the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Revenue and Customs Kingdom of Tonga and chaired the OCO conference. As the Operations Manager provides overall management and coordination of all OCO work programmes and projects

Raginald Khan

Finance & Corporate Services Manager

Mr. Khan comes with vast regional work experience in Project Finance Management having previously worked for organisations such as Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Pacific Islands Development Forum.
Raginald held the role of Manager Finance at the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations(PIANGO) before joining the OCO Secretariat. As the Finance and Corporate Services Manager, he
provides overall management of the Secretariat’s corporate responsibilities in finance, HR, asset and risk management.


Stephanie Waqanivavalagi

Executive Assistant

Ms Waqanivavalagi has over 15 years of experience in executive administrative support and Human Resources having worked with Fiji’s only superannuation organisation the Fiji National Provident Fund before joining the Secretariat in 2017. Her responsibilities include providing executive office support, administrative and logistics support, customer services, and public relations.

Mohammed Ajaz

Customs Enforcement Advisor

Mr. Ajaz has over twenty one years of professional experience from the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service and held progressive customs officer roles to Manager Audit compliance. As the Customs Enforcement Advisor provides advice on the needs of OCO members in the areas of law enforcement and border security.

John Sam

Trade and Revenue Management Advisor

Mr. Sam is a Customs professional with over twenty-nine years of industry experience from Papua New Guinea Customs and has held senior roles with dealings in international affairs and trade negotiations. A competent trainer on tariff and valuation as well as other procedures such as Excise, PCA, Rules of Origin and Warehouse. As the Trade and Revenue Management Advisor provides advisory, capacity building, institutional strengthening of trade and revenue related initiatives.  

Pranit Kumar

ICT & Communications

Mr. Kumar has over 9 years of experience in the Information and Technology field and was a Network Engineer with the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service. He is responsible for the effective management of OCO ICT systems and resources, data analytics and communications.


Rejieli Rokosalu


Mrs. Rokosalu an accounting professional with over 10 years of work experience in Accounting, Audit and Assurance having worked with the Australia Pacific Training Coalition, FPCL and Bio-Security. She is responsible for handling all financial operations relating to processing of accounting, projects and payroll data as well as compliance and reporting.


Tokanuea Karakaua

Research Assistant

With a qualification in law and international affairs and diplomacy, Ms. Karakaua joins OCO from South Pacific Tourism Organisation as the Research Assistant for the delivery of USPTO – IPR related Project work activities.


Meliki Logaulu

Human Resources and Logistics Officer

Ms. Logaulu comes with vast professional and industry experience with over 20 years of proven work experience in various industries as an administrator with strong progressive Human Re-sources experience; managing and supporting all aspects of recruitment, In-House/External Training, Inductions, Policies and Procedures, OHS Awareness, ERA Awareness, Contracts, Personnel Files, Payroll and Job Descriptions to support organizational goals and objectives.


Ashnita Singh

Finance and Program Assistant

Ms. Singh comes with extensive professional and industry experience with over 5 years of proven work experience in Finance and Accounts. She is tasked with assisting the Finance and Corporate services team in all of OCO’s Finance and Accounts related activities.