Paul Beard

Chief Operating Officer at University of South Australia

Paul commenced in the role of Chief Operating Officer in November 2009. Prior to this he was appointed to UniSA in 2001 as Executive Director and Vice President: Finance and Resources. He previously worked in senior roles in the private and public sectors. In the South Australian electricity industry during a period of significant organisational and industry change, his roles included Chief Financial Officer of ETSA Power and Manager Finance with the new private sector owner, AGL. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Manager with Deloitte in Adelaide and the United Kingdom.

Paul is a Chartered Accountant and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2007.


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  • Chief Operating Officer

    November, 2009 - present