Paula joined the board of Ovarian Cancer Australia in 2007 and was elected chair in 2010. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003.
Paula has more than fifteen years experience in corporate affairs in financial services, media resources and the education sector. She is currently General Manager Corporate Responsibility and Group Employee Communications at National Australia Bank and has held senior roles in business and the media including General Manager Corporate Affairs at Alcoa of Australia; Manager Public Affairs, RMIT University and Producer, A Current Affair, Channel 9.
Paula is a former Director of the Port of Melbourne Corporation, the Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation and Regional Arts Victoria.
Paula holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales.