Lisa Paul AO PSM is an independent non-executive director on the boards of Navitas, Programmed Group and APM International. She is an Enterprise Professor at Melbourne University and a Councilor of Bond University. She is also on the board of Social Ventures Australia, Australian Schools Plus, High Resolves and the Australia American Educational Leadership Foundation Ltd. She is also a member of the Advisory Board to the Melbourne Accelerator Program.
Lisa Paul has been a Chief Executive in the Australian federal government from 2004 to 2016, most recently as the Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Over her career as Chief Executive, she has held national responsibility for early childhood, schooling, vocational education, skills and training, higher education, international education, research, science, employment, workforce and workplace relations, among others.
In 2011, Ms Paul was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public sector leadership in key policy and program implementation, and also received the Australia Chartered Accountants’ Federal Government Leader of the Year award. In 2003, she was awarded a Public Service Medal for leading the Australian Government's domestic response to the Bali bombings.
Lisa is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, an Australian National University Public Policy Fellow, and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.