Paul Emmerson, Treasurer
Paul has a wide range of commercial accounting and business experience with emphasis on manufacturing, farming, construction and retailing. He is a CPA and Solicitor accredited as a specialist in business law, with over 30 years accounting and 25 years legal experience in public practice. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Notary Public, as well as running his own businesses. He enjoys the challenges and passions of working with other people, with their own challenges, rewards and triumphs, and is proud of his highly experienced and competent professional team.
Paul resides at Thornton on the farm owned by his family since 1882, which now runs a small, but award winning cheese-making (goat’s milk) business. He is co-owner of the Mulgowie Hotel which is now run by his son and daughter-in-law (and two grandsons).
Paul is active in many community organisations. He was a committee member of the Ipswich & Region Area Consultative Committee for 13 years including three as Chair, during which time he was on the working committee of the Lockyer Water Users Association. The committee was successful in securing funding for the use of recycled water at Swanbank Power Station, and wrote the submissions for recycled water for the Lockyer which were approved, but not yet funded. The funding of this project remains one of his personal goals.
Paul is Chair of Lockyer Better Business (Chamber of Commerce), and sits on the Regional Policy Council for CCIQ, as well as chairing the SEQWCOC. He is a member of the BECIR Committee and and the SEQC Audit and Finance Committee. His has been involved with the Mulgowie Hall Committee for 39 years, is a veteran rugby player with the Queensland XXXX Goldies, plays squash, goes trekking (two Kokoda trips so far), is a former cricketer, tennis player, School P&C Chair, and whatever else goes when not spectating. He is currently also assisting the preparation of the off-road track at Mulgowie and Thornton for the Australian Off-Road Racing Championship in October.