The Governor General of Papua New Guinea is the vice-regal representative of Queen Elizabeth II, known in Tok Pisin as 'Miss Kwin', Papua New Guinea's head of state, performing the duties of the Queen in the commonwealth releams. The current Governor-General is Sir Michael Ogio GCMG, CBE.
Unlike the other commonwealth realms, the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea is nominated by the country's Parliament rather than by its Prime Minister, as is the convention almost everywhere else. The appointment is made by the Head of State of Papua New Guinea, Queen Elizabeth II, following a simple majority vote of the National Parliament. For a second term a two-thirds majority is required. No person may serve for more than two terms, a matter made formal relation in Papua New Guinea. Thus far all retired governor-generals have been knighted.
If the office of Governor-General becomes vacant, the speaker of the National Parliament becomes acting Governor-General until a new appointment is made.