Senior Consulting Director
Paul O’Byrne is a senior consulting business catalyst, helping arts, cultural and creative businesses conceive, lead, deliver and evaluate major change programs, turning their business problems into long-term assets. He has recently relocated to Los Angeles from Sydney, Australia.
Most recently he was Director, Community & Corporate Partnerships at Sydney Theatre Company leading a high profile environmental sustainability change program, the turnaround of their education and community offering, and the growth of corporate fundraising. He has also worked at shopping mall multinational Westfield Australia as National Marketing Manager responsible for national community programs.
Paul has spent his career passionately driving shared value programs for high-profile business and the communities in which they operate. With broad experience and business acumen, he has a unique understanding of the arts and culture sector and the issues that nonprofits face, from various perspectives of grant applicant, corporate sponsor, foundation supporter, University-partner and government supporter.
Paul holds two post graduate degrees in innovation & entrepreneurship and social impact, and is the recipient of multiple Australian university awards. Paul has also been a successful entrepreneur, has produced 2 short-films, is a qualified yoga teacher and keen backcountry hiker. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner and his growing bee colony.