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Stephanie Copus Campbell

Executive Director of the Papua New Guinean (PNG) Oil Search Foundation

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Stephanie Copus Campbell is the Executive Director of the Papua New Guinean (PNG) Oil Search Foundation that implements annual programs focused on health, leadership and education and women’s empowerment and protection.  

She chairs the Southern Highlands Provincial Health Authority Board which is responsible for governing all health service delivery in PNG’s third largest province and is an adviser to the Hela Provincial Health Authority Board. Stephanie is also a director on Harold Mitchell Foundation Board, and Femili PNG Board (a local PNG NGO that supports survivors of family and sexual violence) and a member of the Bel isi PNG Steering Committee (a public private partnership to address family and sexual violence in PNG). Until recently she was a Board Director for UNICEF Australia. She is a member of the University of New South Wales Canberra’s Advisory Council, the Steamships’ Community Grants Advisory Committee, and the Lowy Institute’s Australia-PNG Network.

From 2009-2011, Stephanie was the head of Australia’s aid program with Papua New Guinea. She was also posted to Suva, Fiji, as head of Australia’s aid program with Fiji and the Pacific region and has had previous postings to PNG. During her early Australian government career, she worked on development cooperation with China and on environment and infrastructure policy. She has had experience working with CARE Australia in an executive management role and as a lecturer with Deakin University.

Stephanie holds an MPHIL degree from Cambridge University (UK) in international relations and a Bachelor’s degree from University of California in political science, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.