Experience achieved over a quarter of a century working for leading organisations globally makes the difference. Paul Mills is one of Australia’ respected facilitators, designing and delivering programs each year for thousands of leaders at all levels.

A dynamic presenter and facilitator, Paul has a capacity to reduce complex concepts into practical and meaningful ways of advancing leadership practice. His approach combines thought leader, evidence-based research with lessons around adapting leadership at a time of disruption.

Paul specialises in leadership and professional development, change leadership and strategy formulation and implementation, having run countless off-sites, strategy development sessions and executive development events over the years. He holds a Master of Business Enterprise Innovation (Entrepreneurship), with particular interest in organisational renewal and regaining agility. He also holds a sweep of professional accreditations and certifications which, combined with his strong ability to read people, produces deep self-awareness in those he works with.

I’m a passionate facilitator who understands that every individual I interact with must have the best learning experience possible.
— Paul Mills

Paul's career

  • Director - Paul Mills Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Associate, Frontier Group Limited
  • Associate Program Director, Mt Eliza Executive Education, Melbourne Business School
  • Learing Experience Director and Adjunct, Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales
  • MBus (EntInnov, Swinburne), Cert IV (Assessment & Workplace Training, RMIT), BBus (BusAdmin, HRM, RMIT)

Starting his career in the mid-1980s, Paul occupied management roles in the banking and finance sector, prior to entering the university space to develop commercial programs for RMIT University’s School of Management. This included some of the first executive education programs run in Vietnam in the early 1990s, together with running a course in the University’s flagship business program in Wuhan, China.

He joined Mt Eliza Business School (now Melbourne Business School) in 1999, where his client portfolio included Coles Myer Group, Subaru, Parmalat Australia, Leightons Contractors and Macquarie Group. Paul led the Macquarie Bank Directors Program globally for over 9 years across four continents and to stellar feedback in all locations. His last role with the School was as General Manager of the Northern Region, responsible for programs and business development.

In 2004, Paul started the business that was to become Paul Mills Consulting Pty Ltd, re-named in 2015. Clients since that time have included the ASX, Reserve Bank of Australia, Choice, Optus, Mars Asia, Ausfuel (now Puma), OFX, Apparel Group, Veda (now Equifax), Fairfax Media, Altana Asia and Cover-More Group. He has worked in Asia as an Executive Coach for the Center for Creative Leadership (USA), and is currently an Associate Program Director for Mt Eliza Executive Education and Learning Experience Director and Adjunct Faculty of the AGSM@UNSW.

Paul has designed and led executive leadership programs on four continents, including the UK, US and throughout Asia Pacific.