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Paula Benson AM
Head of Global Brand, Marketing & Communications
Paula Benson is an experienced senior Corporate Affairs executive and Non Executive Director in top NYSE and ASX firms. She has twenty years experience across Banking and Financial Services, Mining and Resources, Infrastructure, Health, Education and Media. She is a strategic, proactive and energetic leader of high performing teams and is known as a creative and innovative thinker and influencer. She is passionate about people working together to create opportunities that deliver tangible financial and societal outcomes. Paula is a Director of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation, a Trustee of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Trust and Chair of Ovarian Cancer Australia. Her executive roles included Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs and General Manager Corporate Responsibility at NAB, General Manager of Corporate Affairs at Alcoa of Australia and Manager, Public Affairs at RMIT University. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Directors Course and has a Master of Arts (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts (Spanish & Latin American Studies) from the University of New South Wales. Paula is a passionate gardener, enthusiastic but not always diligent book club member, keen skier and beginner tennis player. Most importantly she is married to Stephen and mum to Isabella.
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