Sam Koim has been one of the most significant legal investigators and policy makers in PNG in recent years. From 2011 to April 2017 he was Chairman and Principal Legal Office of Investigation Task-Force Sweep, a national multiagency team investigating corruption, prosecuting offenders, recovering tax and proceeds of crime, and recommending
administrative disciplinary actions. This was complex and sometimes controversial work that involved managing politics, security threats, and communal and culturally sensitive issues, as well as engaging with international partners including Australia.
Prior to his appointment to the Investigation Task-Force, he was Principal Legal Officer in the Department of Justice and Attorney General, Papua New Guinea. Sam is a graduate in law from the University of Papua New Guinea and is admitted to practice in PNG. Sam has been a contributor to ANU’s Development Policy Blog and is co-hosted by the ANU Development Policy Centre, RegNet and the State, Society and Governance Program in Melanesia (SSGM).