Mr Paul Wappett

Chief Executive Officer, Open Universities Australia

In charge of one of Australia's premier online learning organisations, Paul Wappett is passionate about the power of education to transform individuals, families, communities and even economies.

A lawyer by profession, Mr Wappett’sprevious positions have included legal and commercial roles at CPA Australia, the Western Bulldogs Football Club, Mobil Oil Australia, and law firm Clayton Utz. His qualifications include degrees in commerce and law from the University of NSW and an MBA from Melbourne Business School. He is also the Chairman of Berry Street, the largest child protection agency in Victoria where he has been a Board member since 2007.