The Public Services Commission is headed by a Chairman (who is also a Public Services Commissioner) and two (2) other Commissioners, National and Provincial.
The Members of the Commission are Mr Apeo Fuata Sione, L.M, M.PP as Chairman ,Ms Judith Stenis ,MBA as Commissioner National and Mr Joseph Aka .BEcon,MEcon,LLB as Commissioner Provincial.
CHAIRMAN – MR .APEO FUATA SIONE, L.M, M.PP
Mr. Apeo Fuata Sione has well over twenty-four (24) years of professional experience in the National
Public Service, having worked with the Department of Labour & Industrial Relations, Ombudsman
Commission and the Public Services Commission (PSC) focusing in the areas of Governance, Policy
Development, Review and Investigation.
Mr. Sione holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy specializing in Development Administration (with
merit) from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, A.C.T, Australia in 2005. He also holds a
Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from ANU in 2004 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Public Administration with a minor in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) in the year 1994.
Mr. Sione has served PSC for twenty (20) years holding various management positions from Permanent Secretary of the PSC Secretariat to Director National Review Division and Acting Director of the Assessment Division. Prior to his appointment as the Chairman of PSC on April 23rd, 2020, Mr. Sione was
Commissioner National, the position he held for over eight (8) years.
Chairman Sione is part of the Alumni of the Pacific Executive (PACE) Program under the auspices of the Australia and New Zealand School of Governance.
COMMISSIONER NATIONAL – MS JUDITH STENIS, MBA
Ms. Judith Stenis has twenty-one (21) years of experience in the National Public Service. After graduating from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Public Policy & Administration she started her career in the National Public Service as a Research Officer with the Department of Personnel Management (DPM) in November, 2000. Ms. Stenis worked in that role for over seven (7) years before leaving to join the Public Services Commission in March, 2007 as a Principal Review Officer.
Ms. Stenis then pursued further studies in Australia and successfully completed and attained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Technology in Sydney in 2013. Her commitment and dedication in her role as Principal Review Officer together with her successful completion of her MBA saw her elevated to the position of Director of the Provincial Review Division upon her return.
On the 27th of May, 2014, Ms. Stenis was appointed Acting Secretary of the PSC Secretariat until she reverted back to her substantive as Director Provincial Review in September, 2019. On the 16th of October, 2020 Ms. Stenis was appointed Acting Commissioner National. Ms. Stenis were appointed as Commissioner of the Public Services Commission by the Public Services Commission Appointments Committee (PSCAC) on the 26th of January, 2022.
COMMISSIONER PROVINCIAL–MR JOSEPH AKA. BEcon,MEcon,LLB
Mr. Joseph Aka is not a new face to the Public Service. His name is synonymous with the National Statistical Office (NSO) where he has served for twenty-three (23) years; five of those years as the head of the organization. Mr. Aka began his career in the Public Service when he joined the National Statistical Office (NSO) in 1992 as a Statistical Officer after graduating with a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea. His role was to compile Crime Statistics; a tedious task from which he excelled in. After four years in that role, he was promoted to Staff Development & Training Officer within the organization. In 1997, Mr. Aka applied for a Post-Graduate Diploma studies in Applied Economics at the University of Queensland in Australia in which he was successful, and after completing the program he went on to gain his Masters in Economics from the same institution.
His return in the year 1999 from studies overseas, saw him elevated to head the National Accounts section in NSO in which he performed with distinction and was further promoted to Deputy National Statistician (Economics) the following year, the position he held for nine (9) years until he was appointed National Statistician in 2009. Mr Aka has a wealth of experience that he brings to the Public Services Commission after he was appointed Commissioner Provincial by the Public Services Commission Appointments Committee (PSCAC) on the 26th of January, 2022.