For over 35 years, Paul Gardner worked at a number of Australia’s leading agencies, the last 13 of which he served as Chairman of Grey Group Australia and New Zealand. He left to start his own business consulting practice (pgardner.com.au pty ltd), which specializes in branding and marketing communications as well as greenfield start-ups in Australia and overseas.
His current consultancy client base stretches across government, tourism, manufacturing, fashion, contract hire, and digital and consumer exhibitions. Outside of his own consultancy, Paul is currently an investor in a number of start-ups, operates his own podcast network (www.pgardner.com.au), and is a regular guest of The Politics HQ, broadcasting Friday evenings on Sky News.
A sensei (master) in Kyokushin karate, Paul is also actively involved in all aspects of Melbourne life through the arts, sports, education, and charity. In the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honors list, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to charity, the arts, and the advertising industry.