Paul believes that the application of foresight tools to the strategy process can give organisations a critical edge in a fast-moving modern world.
He holds a First Class Honours degree in Veterinary Science, a Bachelor of Animal Science, and a Masters of Strategic Foresight from the Australian Foresight Institute at Swinburne University in Melbourne. Paul is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul has been a dairy cattle veterinarian, an abattoir manager, a pork farmer, and an agribusiness consultant before becoming a futurist. He has also been involved in politics and agri-politics having been Chairman of the pork industry national body twice for a total of 10 years, and President of Country Labor in Victoria for 5 years. Paul recently retired from the board of Auspork after 16 years.
Paul is a graduate of the Leadership Victoria Program and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a guest lecturer at Victoria University on the disruptive effects of web technologies and a technology editor on Tumblr, the micro-blogging site sold to Yahoo in 2013 for US$1.1 billion. Paul is also a partner of Social Ventures Partners International (Melbourne Chapter) as well as being a member of their investment committee. Paul writes and presents regularly on future disruptions to business models, and consults to a range of organisations on how to think about the future.