Carolyn has 25 years’ experience in private sector finance, development and infrastructure with the last 15 years in the Pacific. Following a successful corporate banking career working with Australian top tier banks, in 2009, Carolyn moved permanently to Papua New Guinea to establish the International Finance Corporation (the private sector arm of the World Bank), where she led the office for four years.
Carolyn was engaged by the Government of PNG in Treasury as the specialist adviser to oversee and accelerate infrastructure development and create a pipeline of bankable projects to attract high quality developers and investors to PNG. Carolyn was instrumental in advising Prime Minister O’Neill on the supply of fast and affordable internet to PNG which led to securing support from the Australian Government to the tune of AUD$85m to fund the new Sydney-to-Port Moresby fibre optic cable.
She was appointed Acting Managing Director of PNG Power Ltd in 2019 and is now the CEO of Paradise Breweries.