SPEAKER: Paul Holton

Paul is Executive Director Community and Corporate with Snowy Valleys Council and Chair of Cultural Development Network.

He was formerly Director Development with East Gippsland Shire Council where his role encompassed strategic management of Statutory Land Use Planning, Economic Development, Capital Projects and Council Enterprises across the East Gippsland Shire.

He has worked in Local Government for over 20 years in areas such as arts facilities administration, cultural development, leisure facilities and events management. Paul was part of the team that initiated the highly successful Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.

He is a former member of the Australia Council’s Community Cultural Development Board.