Owen Strath

Owen Strath

Owen is a founder and Executive Director of CTE Australia and CTE PNG, a specialist electrical and mechanical engineering, training, and consultancy firm. CTE’s main objectives include supporting the PNG government’s target of electrifying 70% of the country by 2030 through expanding power and energy infrastructure, the development of renewable energy projects, and providing technical training programs to upskill the local workforce to an international standard.

Owen is a business professional with extensive strategic advisory, regulatory compliance, and project execution experience across a broad range of sectors in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, and Malaysia. With over 15 years’ experience across oil and gas, mining and resources, and major energy infrastructure projects,

Owen has a long-standing relationship and love of PNG, beginning in the early 90’s when he moved to Tabubil, Western Province, with his family. He has a keen interest in strengthening and improving economic ties between Australia and PNG. He currently sits on the Australia- Papua New Guinea (APNG) Association Committee, which aims to develop trade between Australia and PNG.