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Paladin Meets with Manus Provincial Police Commander

Paladin Managing Director David Saul and Operations Manager Tony Ely met with Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu today to discuss some of the key security challenges facing the community. Following the meeting, David Saul commented, “We had a very constructive engagement with the Royal PNG Constabulary where we briefed the Provincial Police Commander on our community security model and discussed how we could best work together to strengthen community relations on Manus. “We look forward to continuing to support the police and focus on ensuring the safety, security and wellbeing of our staff, the local community and the people in our care,” Saul said.Paladin has been operating on Manus since 2013 where its partnership model is built on the participation, [...]

July 5th, 2019|

Nationalisation Strategy on Track: Paladin Group

Nationalisation Strategy on Track: Paladin Group The Paladin Group's strategy of nationalising its workforce in PNG has progressed with expatriate staff more than halved in two years, and local staff stepping into senior management and technical roles. Paladin only uses expatriate for positions where local staff have not yet attained the required qualifications. However, as a result of its strong training program and internal promotion strategy, it is on track to significantly increase local staff in senior positions. Paladin has been operating on Manus Island since 2013 where it is the longest serving contractor. More than 98 per cent of the Paladin Group's staff in PNG are local nationals. Consistent with the MOU signed by Paladin and local landowner group Peren in 2014, [...]

July 2nd, 2019|


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|