10. Bob Dadae
Sir Robert Dadae (born 8 March 1961), GCMG is the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea. He assumed office as the tenth Governor-General on 28 February 2017, succeeding Sir Michael Ogio.
He was educated at the Ombo Lutheran Agency in Derim and the Bugandi High School, before completing a B.Com. degree from the University of Papua New Guinea (1988) and MBA degree from Griffith University (1995). Prior to his election to parliament, he was an accountant for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea and a board member of the Christian Press publishing house.
He was elected to the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea at the 2002 election as the United Party member for Kabwum Open, becoming the party’s deputy leader after the election. He became Deputy Speaker in 2004. He was again re-elected at the 2007 election, and served as Minister for Defence under Michael Somare from 2007 to 2011. He crossed to the People’s National Congress after Somare’s 2011 ouster, and was re-elected under that banner at the 2012 election.
He was appointed to the Order of St Michael and St George on 5 May 2017. He was appointed to the Order of St John on 18 August 2017.
9. Rabbie Namaliu
Sir Rabbie Langanai Namaliu GCL KCMG PC (born 3 April 1947) is a Papua New Guinea politician. He served as the fourth Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea from 4 July 1988 to 17 July 1992 as leader of the Pangu Party.
An ethnic Tolai, Sir Rabbie comes from East New Britain. He was educated in Papua New Guinea and in Canada, at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. Prior to his political career he was an academic in the field of political science at the University of Papua New Guinea.