Malisa is a Certified Practicing Accountant. She has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in tax and legal services and has held roles as treasurer in community organisations. Malisa is keen to simplify Papua New Guinea’s taxation legislation so that individuals understand it more clearly and can recognise the importance of raising tax revenue for economic growth.

Malisa is also interested in working closely with community church groups to address social and economic issues affecting young people. She intends to use her accounting and taxation skills to assist youth to secure scholarships, education and employment opportunities. She hopes that the Women’s Leadership Initiative will equip her with the skills and relevant networks to mentor and inspire Papua New Guinea’s young people.