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The Paladin Group works with communities, governments, large multinational organisations, not-for-profit and private companies across the Asia Pacific delivering essential support services in complex environments. Paladin has an outstanding track record in the region as an ethical provider of security, safety, risk management, community engagement and garrison services with significant expertise in working in partnership with local communities. We have a highly qualified board of directors with a depth of experience in delivering complex projects in challenging environments, both in the government as well as private sectors. We have more than 4,500 employees across the Asia Pacific region and our partnership model is built on the participation, training and mentoring of local staff and landowners to achieve stability and prosperity. We employ a majority local [...]

June 18th, 2019|

Genuine Partnerships Are Key to Success: Paladin Director, Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart, Director of the Paladin Group, has called for resources companies to go beyond compliance requirements and forge genuine partnerships with host communities to ensure shared opportunities and rewards. Speaking at the PNG Industrial and Mining Resources Conference that just concluded in Port Moresby, Ian Stewart said that extractive industries often faced challenges due to a lack of communication and cultural misunderstandings. He urged industry leaders to align their goals with those of the local community to deliver better project outcomes for all parties involved. Addressing the gathering of senior figures from the resources industry operating in PNG, Ian Stewart said, “By bringing together the goals of the community and the project leader using services-based providers as cultural brokers, projects can [...]

June 13th, 2019|

Ian Stewart Represents Paladin Group at Major Resources Conference

Paladin Group Director Ian Stewart last week attended the annual conference of the country’s peak body for the oil and gas industry, where he was able to share insights into Paladin’s community engagement approach to supporting major projects. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference, which took place in Brisbane, hosted a special session on community engagement on 30th May. The discussions, which Ian Stewart participated in, centred around the increasing need to work closely with communities in localities where resources projects are based. Ian Stewart commented, “At Paladin, we understand the importance of partnering with the communities in which we operate to ensure that they share in the success of a project. At the end of the day, we need [...]

June 7th, 2019|

Paladin and Peren’s School Day a Massive Hit

Paladin has held a school activities day as part of its growing community engagement program in and around the Lorengau area of Manus Island. Over fifty students and their teachers from the Rossun SDA Primary School enjoyed an action-packed day of sports and board games, which was topped off with a special BBQ lunch. Paladin and Peren’s community team introduced several new sports to the eager students such as ultimate frisbee, badminton and cricket, while more familiar sports such as touch rugby and soccer were also played. Later in the day, students were presented with a series of board games to be used as an engaging way of developing cognitive skills.    The schools were also given important resources and books to aid [...]

May 28th, 2019|

Peren and Paladin’s garden initiative continues to bloom

Peren and Paladin’s community garden initiative has blossomed on Manus Island, providing hands on agriculture experience to the community and teaching younger generations about the importance of sustainability and creating a greener, healthier future. At the start of the  initiative, Paladin’s community engagement team worked with a few schools and not-for-profits to plant herbs and vegetables in garden plots, but through word of mouth, this has now grown to include the wider community. Initially the participants faced a few challenges but with a lot of perseverance, hard work and determination, the project now boasts a dedicated shade house and number of garden plots. Participants visited the Peren Gardening Centre and have gained hands on gardening and agricultural experience including soil sterilisation, germination, transplanting [...]

May 16th, 2019|

Black Swan Staff Leading the Way on Security

Two staff members of Black Swan, part of the Paladin Group, have been lauded for their role in preventing a robbery at a Port Moresby hotel. Ezekiel Wakou and Valentine Yoki, security guards stationed at the location of the attempted robbery, were praised for their “quick response and courage” in a note sent through by the hotel’s general manager. They each also received a token of appreciation from the hotel management. Black Swan General Manager Brent Thomson commented, “Black Swan has set the benchmark in PNG when it comes to providing security services that our clients can rely on. Our staff are well trained to respond to issues quickly and efficiently. I commend Ezekiel and Valentine for preventing this incident and ensuring the [...]

May 15th, 2019|