Michael Ogio

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.

Sir Michael Ogio

Governor General of Papua New Guinea, Sir Michael Ogio (cropped, 3x4).jpg
9th Governor General of Papua New Guinea
In office
20 December 2010 – 18 February 2017
Acting: 20 December 2010 – 25 February 2011
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterMichael Somare
Sam Abal (Acting)
Peter O'Neill
Preceded byJeffrey Nape (Acting)
Succeeded byTheo Zurenuoc (Acting)
Personal details
Born(1942-07-07)7 July 1942
North Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Died18 February 2017(2017-02-18) (aged 74)
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Political partyPeople's Democratic Movement


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]

Ogjo 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 2020-11-22.
  2. ^ "PNG's new governor general sworn in". Archived from the original on March 13, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-25.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
Jeffrey Nape
Governor General of Papua New Guinea
Acting: 2010–2011
Succeeded by
Bob Dadae
Government offices
Preceded by
Mao Zeming
Deputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
Succeeded by
Allan Marat