Paul Oâ€™Brien spent 26 years in Victoria Police in general duties, criminal investigation, prosecutions, task forces and various management roles including the establishment of the Victoria Police â€˜Airlieâ€™ Leadership Centre. In 2008 Paul was invited to be a Visiting Fellow at the highly respected Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) in Manly NSW. In mid-2010, Paul established his present company, Leadership Matters. He has since provided leadership and change management services to a broad range of clients. Paul is also an inspirational public speaker. Outside of work, Paulâ€™s life experiences include; trekking in Nepal; fishing for piranha; sky diving; visiting a mosque in Central Java; swimming in the Amazon; walking the Great Wall of China; running 42.15km; chatting with astronauts; engaging Iraqi Police Generals; diving on a submarine; bicycle riding kayaking Bass Strait and; playing competitive sports. Paul holds a Masters in Leadership & Management. He is a graduate and Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, an Australian Human Resources Institute member, a board member for Outside the Locker Room and an Ethics Committee member for NIODA. Paul is also a recipient of the Police National Medal and the Police (Ethical & Professional) Service Medal (25 years).