Mr Paul Beard

 Mr Paul Beard

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Beard is the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Senior Management Group, with overall responsibility for:

  • Facilities Management: campus infrastructure, campus services and commercial services
  • Finance: financial management, treasury and strategic procurement
  • Information Strategy and Technology Services: central IT infrastructure, IT systems and services
  • Library

Paul commenced in the role of Chief Operating Officer in November 2009. Prior to this he was appointed to UniSA in 2001 as Executive Director and Vice President: Finance and Resources. He previously worked in senior roles in the private and public sectors. In the South Australian electricity industry during a period of significant organisational and industry change, his roles included Chief Financial Officer of ETSA Power and Manager Finance with the new private sector owner, AGL. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Manager with Deloitte in Adelaide and the United Kingdom.


Paul is a Chartered Accountant and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2007. Paul is a Director on the following Boards:

  • e3 Learning: a holistic provider of online training solutions
  • UniSA Ventures: the technology commercialisation company of UniSA
  • James Morrison Academy of Music (JMA): the newest, most innovative and exciting place to undertake Jazz studies in Australia
  • Open Universities Australia (OUA): a national leader in online higher education

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