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Paul McGinness

Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer

Paul has extensive experience in executive leadership having held CEO and other C-suite roles in a broad range of sectors including professional services. His previous roles included leading early stage and mature ventures and with entities within the ANU family. For the past 5 years, he has been CEO of Australian Scientific Instruments Pty Limited, also a subsidiary of ANU Enterprise.
Prior to embarking on his ‘third stage’ career in executive leadership, Paul was a senior partner of the Australian national law firm Minter Ellison in which his roles included Canberra office managing partner, national executive team, national Board, and leader of the firm’s Health and Government industry groups.
Paul has held Board roles in charitable entities and is currently chair of Global School Partners.
He enjoys all things related to sport, especially AFL and cricket.