Adj Prof Paul
Paul Perkins, adjunct professor at the Australian National University, is a national leader in public sector utility reform (water, wastewater, energy & health services) and the emerging sustainable development movement.
He is presently chairman of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Environmental Remediation (CRC CARE). Professor Perkins is a member of the Australian Government’s Business Roundtable on Sustainable Development, Chairman of the National Environmental Education Council and Chairman of the Barton Group, a national CEO alliance responsible for leading implementation of the Environment Industry Development Action Agenda & project director of their national Water industry Development Roadmap study. He provides occasional assistance & advice on regional development initiatives in Australia (non-metropolitan) and developing countries.
He was CEO of ACTEW, a unique government-owned holding company which operates electricity, water, sewerage and broadband telecommunications operations through ActewAGL, the first equity-based public-private partnership in multi-utility operations in Australia.
He has held senior board positions in more than a dozen companies and numerous government and industry boards, committees and taskforces. He served on several National Task Forces on Environmental Competitiveness, Export, and Critical Infrastructure, was the long time chairman of the Australian Science Festival and is presently adviser to governments on water, sustainability strategies and resource policy related matters. He is a past chairman of both Environment Business Australia and the Australian Environmental Export Corporation Ltd (AUSTEMEX). He is a director of the Banksia Environmental Foundation
He was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2005 for contributions to public sector reform, environment and export development.
He is the author of over 120 articles and conference presentations some 15 of which in international publications or conferences.
Paul Perkins travels from Australian Capital Territory Australia
"Saxtons are always available to clarify any issue I might have had and always friendly and professional in their manner. I have always had professional advice from the bureau and as I always run on a very limited budget Nina and Holly have always tried to get me the best speaker for our needs and budget."
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