Paul J. Perkins

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Paul Perkins, "adjunct professor at the Australian National University, is a national leader in public sector utility reform (water, wastewater, energy & health services) and the emerging sustainable development movement.

"He is presently chairman of the new Adelaide based Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Environmental Remediation (CRC CARE). Professor Perkins is a member of the Australian Government’s Business Roundtable on Sustainable Development and Chairman of the Barton Group, a national CEO alliance responsible for leading implementation of the Environment Industry Development Action Agenda & project director of their national Water industry Development Roadmap study.

"He was CEO of ACTEW, a unique government-owned holding company which operates electricity, gas, water, sewerage and broadband telecommunications operations through ActewAGL, the first equity-based public-private partnership in multi-utility operations in Australia.

"He has held board positions in more than a dozen companies and numerous government and industry committees and taskforces. He served on National Task Forces on Environmental Competitiveness, Export, and Critical Infrastructure, was the long time chairman of the Australian Science Festival and is presently adviser to governments on water, sustainability strategies and resource policy related matters. He is a past chairman of both Environment Business Australia and the Australian Environmental Export Corporation Ltd.

"He studied at Charles Sturt University, UNSW, and Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA), the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), Companion of the Australian Institution of Engineers, and a Life Member of Environment Business Australia. He was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2005." [1]

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  1. Council Members, National Environmental Education Council, accessed September 30, 2007.