Paul is a 25-year resources industry professional with experience in corporate social responsibility, stakeholder relations, tenement management, business development & business improvement.
With extensive experience across a range of disciplines, Paul has held long-term positions with Rio Tinto, the Queensland State Government (Treasury), Nautilus Minerals & the New Hope Group.
Paul started his career working in central, western and northern New South Wales exploring for base, precious and heavy minerals. Soon after he moved into tenement management, managing a diverse portfolio of high-value assets across Australia, Papua New Guinea & Mongolia for Rio Tinto.
Paul’s expertise in business improvement, governance and risk management were honed during a five-year stint with Queensland Treasury where he worked in communications and a dedicated project team before moving to facilities and IT.
Paul worked with Nautilus Minerals for over eight years where he managed the world’s largest portfolio of offshore tenement assets, as well as a diverse team of up to 12 people, across the South-Pacific, Europe, Asia and the Americas. A key part of the role was managing stakeholder relationships, including all levels of government (i.e. presidents, prime ministers, ministers & senior bureaucrats). Paul made numerous industry presentations at Australian & overseas conferences and briefly lead Nautilus Minerals’ corporate social responsibility function.
Paul was engaged by New Hope Group (NHG) in 2017, fulfilling their need for an experienced tenement manager, this time auditing and setting up robust management & governance systems to reduce tenement-related risk. He then went on to manage the Group’s tenement and real property portfolio, successfully negotiating landholder access for large-scale drilling programs and engaging Traditional Owners for cultural heritage surveys, as standalone surveys, & pursuant to ILUAs & CHMPs. Paul was successful in being appointed as NHG’s social performance lead, where his efforts focussed on gaining approval for the next stage of the New Acland Mine and on Bengalla integration.
Paul’s commitment to developing productive relationships is unwavering. He has a versatile mix of skills and experience that he has successfully applied across a range of disciplines. Paul can effortlessly adjust to any team environment.