Chair – Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee
Paul Beard is Chief Operating Officer at the University of South Australia with responsibility for finance, facilities, IT and library. Paul has been a member of the UniSA senior executive since 2001 and prior to that he held senior finance roles in both the private and public sector. Paul is a Chartered Accountant and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2007.
From 1996 to 2001 he worked in the electricity industry in South Australia, during a period of significant organizational and industry change, in roles including Chief Financial Officer of ETSA Power and Manager Finance with the new private sector owner, AGL.
Prior to that Paul worked as a Senior Manager with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Adelaide and the United Kingdom, and worked in a senior finance position with Vision Systems, a publicly listed technology company in Adelaide.
Paul is a Director of UniSA Ventures and has previously held Board positions with Interact Learning Pty Ltd and e3 Learning Solutions Pty Ltd.