Michael Ogio

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His Excellency
Sir Michael Ogio
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Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
Assumed office
20 December 2010
Acting: 20 December 2010 – 25 February 2011
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Michael Somare
Sam Abal (Acting)
Peter O'Neill
Preceded by Jeffrey Nape (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1942-07-07) 7 July 1942 (age 74)
Political party People's Democratic Movement

Sir Michael Ogio GCMG CBE (born 7 July 1942) is the ninth and current Governor-General of Papua New Guinea. He was leader of the People's Democratic Movement party.

He became acting governor-general on 20 December 2010 when Jeffrey Nape resigned after one week without explanation. He was elected as Governor-General in his own right on 14 January 2011 when he defeated Pato Kakeraya 65-23.[1] He was sworn in on 25 February 2011.[2]

On 26 April 2011, Queen Elizabeth II conferred the honour of Knighthood and invested him as Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George on his appointment as Governor-General of Papua New Guinea at Windsor Castle.[3]


  1. ^ Rulers.org - January 2011
  2. ^ PNG's new governor general sworn in at the Wayback Machine (archived March 13, 2011)‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› , The Herald Sun, Melbourne, 25 February 2011
  3. ^ Honours and Awards, The Gazette, London, 6 May 2011
Government offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey Nape
Governor General of Papua New Guinea
Acting: 2010–2011