Paul Power

Refugee Council of Australia

Paul Power has been CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia since 2006. As head of the national umbrella body on refugee policy, he helps to lead NGO advocacy with the Australian Government and United Nations agencies.

Since 2012, he has served in leadership roles with the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network. Paul was a member of the Australian Government’s Refugee Resettlement Advisory Council (2008-2014) and NGO co-chair of the global dialogue on refugee resettlement (2011-2012).

Paul previously worked in the NGO sector as a media officer, trainer, researcher and manager and in the newspaper industry as a journalist and editor.