Paul Arnold

Strategic Partner

Areas of interest: Government Relations, Project Development and Facilitation, Business Troubleshooting, Development Applications, Strategic Advice

Paul Arnold is recognised as one of North West Tasmania’s business leaders with a strong background in local government and business. As one of the North West’s leading management consultants, he assists Font Public Relations clients through his insight into the region.

Paul’s professional career has spanned some 35 years on the North West in both the private and public sectors. He has worked as business manager of the North West TAFE in Burnie, and for 10 years as the director of his family business retailing cars, distributing fuel and running a 300-sow piggery. Prior to these positions he was a management accountant at United Milk Tasmania in Smithton and Devonport.

Paul now runs his own management consultancy, and was previously general manager of Burnie City Council from 2000-11 and general manager of Circular Head Council for seven years. In these roles Paul focused strongly on economic development opportunities, which has played a part in the increased development and prosperity of these two areas.

The experience from these various positions has given Paul an insight into the Tasmanian economy and particularly, how each sector can play its role in ensuring the state continues to create jobs and opportunities for future generations.

He has a strong interest in the agricultural sector, with a focus on opportunities in dairying, shipping and farm management.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania, is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and a Fellow of Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA).

Paul successfully became a member of the Tasmania Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) in September 2012 and is also a board member for Agritas Trade College Pty Ltd. He has recently been appointed as a member of the Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal.

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