As Executive Director and Co-Founder of the West Tech Fest & Startup Challenge, Paula works with the startup ecosystem across APAC to support investment and growth opportunities for founders. Paula has developed enduring relationships with global founders, VC’s, CEO’s & tech industry visionaries sharing insights on building great companies.
Paula is the Regional Director Asia Pacific for D&AD, the London based creative industries organisation. She works closely with global teams to develop the organisation's long-term growth plans, product development and education programmes. In her former role as Awards Director of D&AD in London, she was responsible for the strategic, financial & operational aspects of D&AD awards, with a particular focus on product innovation and brand development within emerging markets.
In her role as Chief Growth Officer & Co-Founder of The Western Australian Ocean Foundation (WAOF), Paula is currently exploring the many opportunities to map ocean health, and to build community engagement utilising blockchain technology.
Having raised in excess of 20 million GBP for UK not-for-profits and NGOs, Paula has a specific interest in harnessing blockchain technology for social good. She has also founded Tech Frontiers, working with the creative industries, entrepreneurs and technology solutions to address key global challenges.