Paul Newman - Chief Executive Officer
Paul Newman is the newly appointed CEO of the Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation Ltd, (MPREC).
Paul believes a core part of the MPREC vision going forward, is continuing to build upon the corporation’s rich journey and many achievements to date, to ensure continued growth and sustainability of the corporation in coming years. He believes in drawing on the corporation’s rich history as a peak service provider to actively service and work with local Aboriginal people and families, in striving to enhance socio-economic outcomes.
A ‘grass roots’ Wiradjuri man originating from Condobolin in Central West NSW, Paul brings over 35 years industry work experience within the broad ambit of Aboriginal affairs, particularly within the Aboriginal community, business and economic development areas.
He has held numerous senior executive management roles within the corporate, public and community sectors over the years, including former senior executive service position of Executive Director, Community Programs with NSW Aboriginal Affairs, and being a former CEO of Gandandara Local Aboriginal Council in Liverpool, Sydney.
Paul also has a successful corporate business, governance and company Director background, being the Founder of Australia’s first national online Aboriginal corporate business portal, Black Pages.
He has also held various Board roles on both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal not for profit corporation Boards, including being a former Chairperson of the NSW Reconciliation Council, and a current Board Member of Australia’s oldest family relationships corporation “Interrelate”, along with having numerous Ministerial appointments over the years, including being a former Board Member of the University of Western Sydney.
To complement Paul’s diverse hands on industry work experience, he also has relevant tertiary qualifications, with a Bachelor of Business (B.Bus), and Master of Arts (MA) in Communications and Cultural Studies, through the University of Western Sydney, being the university’s first Aboriginal, Bachelor of Business graduate.