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Hon. Paul Papalia MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Paul was born in Bunbury, Western Australia and raised in the small country town of Burekup before joining the Navy at 15 years of age in 1978. My military career lasted 26 years, during which time he became a Navy Clearance Diver, served in the counter terrorist squadron of the Special Air Service Regiment and deployed twice to Iraq on operations.

The military provided many opportunities to develop and exercise leadership and Paul was fortunate to have served as Commanding Officer of a Clearance Diving Team and a Patrol Boat. His final military posting was as manager of the Navy’s Submarine Escape and Rescue Service.

After leaving the military in 2004 Paul worked with his wife in small business before having the honour of being elected to represent the seat of Peel at a by-election in February 2007. At the 2008 state election, the seat of Peel was split and was elected to the new seat of Warnbro. He was re-elected to the seat of Warnbro at the elections in 2013 and 2017.

Paul currently hold the portfolios of Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests.

Marina Guo

Founder & President, Huashan Multiversity; Rotating Chair, China Innovation Service Alliance for Culture & Technology; Vice Director, John Howkins Research Center on Creative Economy, STA; DBA Supervisor, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Guest Professor, Berlin School of Creative Leadership (China)

Lisa Havilah

CEO, MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences)

Andrew Kalish

Director of Cultural Development, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership & Co-Author, Culture Forward (USA)

Hannah Fox

Director, Supple Fox (Creative Producers for Dark MOFO, Mona)

Kevin Lim

Deputy Director, Co:Lab X - An Innovation Lab of National Gallery Singapore

Fran Sanderson

Head of Arts & Culture Innovation Lab, Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts) - (UK)

Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Mat Lewis

Acting Assistant Director Industry & Business | TradeStart Manager, South West Development Commission

Michael Rodrigues

Chair, Night Time Industries Association & MD, Time Out (ANZ)

Dr Richard Walley OAM

Working Director, Aboriginal Productions and Promotions

Amanda Morrison

Managing Director, Komixx Entertainment

Barry McGuire

Managing Director, Redspear Safety

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Hon. Paul Papalia MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Brendon Ellmer

General Manager, Perth Concert Hall

Tanya Sim

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Block

Adrian Fini

Director, Fini Group (2016 Western Australian of the Year & developer behind Little Creatures, Como, The Treasury etc.)

Brodie McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director, Spacecubed

Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

Innovation & Disruptive Technology Specialist/Game Designer/Founder & Curator, Playup Perth

Michael Chappell

CEO, Culture Counts