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Paul Nichols

Assistant Director General, South Asia Branch, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
Paul Nichols Paul Nichols has had a 25 year career in international development across the public, private and non-government sectors. He worked as a senior manager and executive for World Vision in Australia and overseas prior to leading a commercial contractor (International Development Support Services Pty Ltd) owned by Oxfam Australia, and then working as an independent consultant in program design, monitoring and evaluation.

Paul has conducted numerous overseas assignments as team leader and member for project design, monitoring and evaluation missions in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and has been responsible for managing large-scale commercial aid projects.

Prior to the appointment as Assistant Director General of the South Asia Branch, he was a Design Adviser, and then Technical Group Manager for Quality Performance Management in AusAID.
Paul studied Arts/Law at Monash University, Social Work at Melbourne University and completed a Master of Business Administration at the ANU. He is currently completing his PhD in development planning.