Passionate about ensuring that mental health and disability support services are inclusive and diverse, as CEO Paula will drive a far-reaching new strategic direction for Open Minds, focused on expanding our high-quality services and securing growth opportunities.
Paula is a business leader with a strong foundation in Operations, Commercial Management, Human Resources, External Relations and Communications. She is a commercial, customer focused Executive with experience in the development and implementation of enterprise and functional business strategy.
Paula has spent twenty years in Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe working in leadership roles with medium to large multi-national publicly listed and For Purpose organisations across multiple sectors. She most recently was the Executive Lead of the Better Together program at Diabetes QLD and NSW/ACT and prior to this was Chief Operating Officer at Endeavour Foundation.
She holds a Masters of Management, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science and an Arts Degree (Double Major Psychology). She is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Her passions are increasing the reach of for purpose organisations, change leadership; inclusion and diversity and of course her family. Paula is married and has three children.