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MPREC New CEO Appointed

26 July, 2017

For Immediate Release

Paul Newman, who was appointed by the MPREC Board and commenced work with the organisation on the 17th of July, has an enviable career history, spanning numerous senior executive management roles within the corporate, public and community sectors over the years. 
 
On beginning his role, Mr Newman said, “MPREC have a rich history as a peak service provider for the diverse range of Aboriginal communities we currently service and actively work with in Central and Western NSW, in striving to enhance socio-economic outcomes for local Aboriginal people and families in these communities.” 
 
“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.” 
 
“I look forward to bringing my previous corporate and government experience to the corporation.” 
 
Mr Newman’s prior roles include the 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.    A ‘grass roots’ Wiradjuri man originating from Condobolin in Central West NSW, 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”. Many of his positions have been through Ministerial appointment, including being a former Board Member of the University of Western Sydney.  

On behalf of the Board, Staff and communities, Mr Allan Lamb said, "I would like to welcome Paul into the position of CEO with our organisation (MPREC)."

"The Board and Staff are looking forward to working closely with Paul to continue to build and grow the organisation to its full potential, which will include increasing and developing business,
enterprise, training, and employment opportunities for our Aboriginal communities in Western and Central Western NSW."

Interview Opportunity and Media Contact:
Paul Newman, CEO, MPREC
p: 1800 035 721 e: ceo@mprec.org.au 

High res photos are available upon request.


Photo: Mr Paul Newman, CEO signing Contract with two of the Board Members Mr Allan Lamb, Chairman and Mr George Fernando, Treasurer


Photo: Mr Paul Newman, CEO shaking hands with two of the Board Members Mr Allan Lamb, Chairman and Mr George Fernando, Treasurer 

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