Kokoda Track Authority Organisation Chart

The KTA Management Committee

The Kokoda Track Authority (KTA) Management Committee (Board) is charged with the strategic direction of the KTA, forward planning and issues management.

The Kokoda Track Authority Committee was fully reformed in August 2008, and is comprised of a number of individuals nominated to represent the interests of track stakeholder groups, including representatives from:

  • PNG Government Departments
  • PNG Provincial and Local Level Government
  • Land Owners
  • Tour Operators (vacant)

KTA Staff

KTA staff manage the daily operations of the authority. This includes liaising with Kokoda communities, Kokoda trekking tour operators, government agencies and media, on-track management, as well as collection and distribution of a proportion of the trek fees to Kokoda Track communities.

Through the Kokoda Initiative, the Australian Government currently provides funding for a selection of KTA staff positions, to assist the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government to effectively manage the Kokoda Track. The PNG Government, through the management committee, is responsible for the KTA’s strategic direction and operational decision-making.

The KTA also directly funds a number of PNG staff, and is recruiting ‘PNG counterpart’ positions within the organisation to continue to transfer skills and build capacity.

KTA Organisational Chart as at December 2013

 Minister for Tourism, Art & Culture 
 Management Committee
 KTA Business Advisor

  Interim Chief Executive Officer - Julius Wargirai        
                    Personal Assistant to CEO - TBA      
Finance & Administration
Manager - TBA
       Operations & Safety Manager - TBA     Tourism & Marketing
Permits & Finance Officer - Lucy Miro    Administration

South-side: Efogi, Manari, Naduri & Owers Corner
North-side: Alola, Isurava & Kokoda
    Marketing & Communications Officer - TBA   Livelihoods Officer