He has been CFO and Company Secretary of multiple corporations and more recently COO and CEO of ASX and NASDAQ listed companies. He has managed the ASX IPO of a venture capital company, which had a portfolio of 26 early-stage technology companies.
Paul was the CFO of Tasmanian Perpetual (ASX Code TPX) between 2003 and 2013 and led the complex MyState Limited creation project (ASX Code MYS) which included a de-listing of TPX, demutualisation of a credit union and then re-listing of the new $5.3 billion Group. This was followed by the acquisition of a Queensland-based building society. He has executive level experience in the mining equipment manufacturing, biotechnology, newspaper/printing, cement and coal, retail and corporate banking, and paper and packaging industries.
He has led other significant M & A transactions including an on market ASX takeover, takeover bid for an unlisted media company, sale of a media company, sale of a national road transportation fleet, sale of a property portfolio and business equipment company, and the acquisition and roll-up of wealth management and professional services entities.
Paul has held a number of Board governance roles including with the Tasmanian Health Department and a General Practitioner Registered Training Authority. He has held directorships of many early-stage companies (enterprise value ranges from seed to $100 million) and is a past Chairman of the Tasmanian Division of the Governance Institute and a past member of its National Council and National Legislation Review Committee. Paul is a past-President of the Tasmanian Divisional Council of CPA Australia.
■ B.Bus (Business Admin & Acc)
■ FGIA, FCIS
■ CFTP (Snr)
■ MInstD (NZ)