Mr Scurrah’s appointment by the RPM Board has been made to complement the experience and skills of the existing Directors on the Board.
Commenting on the appointment, interim Chairman Ross Walker said, “We are thrilled Paul has agreed to join the RPM Board. He is a highly regarded Australian business leader with experience across a variety of industries over many years. His insights, experience and strategic thinking will unquestionably assist the Board in executing the company’s global growth strategy.”
Mr Scurrah commented as follows, “RPM, as a Brisbane headquartered global ASX listed company, has interested me for some time. Having invested $130 million in innovative software solutions over the last seven years RPM are a standout leader in their industry. I believe the company is well placed to advance their customers’ technology strategies and I look forward to contributing to this endeavour.”
Paul has more than 25 years’ senior executive experience in transport, logistics, travel, and aviation. Paul started his career in the 1990’s with Australian Airlines/Qantas before moving to American Express and then Ansett Australia.
After moving to Queensland in 2002, Paul was a C-suite executive at Flight Centre before going on to become CEO of Queensland Rail, leading it through the separation from QR National ahead of the privatisation of that company via a public float.
In 2012, Paul moved to Aurizon and led the reform of its commercial approach as Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer. In late 2013, Paul became CEO of DP World Australia, following which the company regained its market leadership position and where he was instrumental in much needed port reform.
In 2019 Paul was appointed CEO of Virgin Australia where he led a strong transformation program before successfully steering the company through voluntary administration brought about by COVID-19. Paul is on the Board of the Gold Coast Suns AFL team is a former Chairman of Tourism Technology Company, ATDW, and is a former Non-Executive Director of Australia Post.
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