Michael Ogio

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Michael Ogio
Governor General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Michael Ogio (cropped, 3x4).jpg
Ogio in April 2016
9th Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
In office
25 February 2011 – 18 February 2017
Acting: 20 December 2010 – 25 February 2011
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime Minister
Preceded byJeffery Nape (acting)
Succeeded byTheo Zurenuoc (acting)
Personal details
Born(1942-07-07)7 July 1942
Tinputz, North Bougainville, Territory of New Guinea
Died18 February 2017(2017-02-18) (aged 74)
Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Political partyPeople's Democratic Movement

Sir Michael Ogio GCL GCMG CBE (7 July 1942 – 18 February 2017) was a Papua New Guinean politician who led People's Democratic Movement party. He served as the ninth governor-general of Papua New Guinea.


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]

Ogio was suspended in December 2011 during the 2011–12 Papua New Guinean constitutional crisis.


Ogio died on 18 February 2017, in Port Moresby, at the age 74.[4]


  1. ^ "January 2011". rulers.org. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  2. ^ "PNG's new governor general sworn in". Archived from the original on 13 March 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link), The Herald Sun, Melbourne, 25 February 2011
  3. ^ Honours and Awards, The Gazette, London, 6 May 2011
  4. ^ "PNG's Governor General Sir Michael Ogio Dies". Papua New Guinea Today. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Jeffery Nape (acting)
Governor General of Papua New Guinea
Acting: 2010–2011
Succeeded by
Government offices
Preceded by Deputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
Succeeded by