Paula Taylor

Director & Co-Founder

Paula is the Director & Co-Founder of the Western Australian Ocean Foundation, - the lead agency in the recognition of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands as a Mission Blue Hope Spot. The WAOF team are also in the early stages of development of an Ocean Health Trust Platform utilising blockchain technology.

Paula is also the Global Development Director of D&AD with a key remit to accelerate the growth and scale of D&AD Impact. Inspired by the UN Sustainable Goals, D&AD Impact celebrates the power of creative, innovative and brave thinking that addresses the world's most pressing challenges.

Working alongside a Council of inspirational thought leaders, the platform gives recognition to a global community contributing towards a better, fairer and more sustainable future for all. 

D&AD Impact awards start-ups, technology companies, social enterprises, media and entertainment; in short any enterprise, product, campaign or initiative that is having a positive and transformative impact on the world.

Paula is the Co-Founder of the West Tech Fest - a week-long festival celebrating innovation, investment and entrepreneurship across the Asia Pacific region. The program attracts an annual level of +1 billion in technology investment funds coming to Western Australia every year.

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