Grants Advisory Panel: Education & Employment (Chair)
Paul returned to Melbourne, his birthplace, 25 years ago after qualifying as a chartered accountant in the UK and then managing KPMG’s practice in Gambia and francophone West Africa, before working for the Lutheran World Federation in Bosnia and Croatia during the conflict, followed by an earthquake rehabilitation program in northern Philippines.
Leadership roles in Melbourne include the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Very Special Kids, The Body Shop, Mission Australia, World Vision and YSAS, before joining Australian Volunteers International (AVI) in 2015. Over this time,
Paul has developed enduring and innovative collaborations between business, governments, NGOs and communities including six social enterprises in Melbourne. Paul has extensive experience with not-for-profit boards and committees, including currently as Chair of the International Forum for Volunteering for Development.