Mel Togolo CBE has more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry. He is the PNG Country Manager for Nautilus Minerals and prior to that, he was head of corporate affairs at Placer Dome Niugini. Mr Togolo was a founding member of the Business Council of Papua New Guinea and was president for over 6 years. He is a non- executive director of NASFUND and had served on the boards of several PNG companies. Mr Togolo was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004 for services to industry and commerce in PNG.