Paul McCartney, Chief Clean Futures Officer of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation

In this episode, we explore Paul’s career as we learn how he became Chief Clean Futures Officer of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

Paul talks about his views on moving from a traditional accounting path into a leadership role, balancing business purpose with the need to be financially sustainable, and his thoughts on managing staff.

Working in clean energy, Paul has some very interesting views on legacy and what he is helping build for future generations.

This episode is Co-Hosted by BRISCA Managing Director Sumith Dissanayake, and Fractal Founder, Gerard Doyle.

3:30 Did you imagine you would end up in Clean Energy?

3:50 Where did you grow up?

4:30 What got you into Accounting?

6:00 Did you get an Accounting job straight out of university?

9:20 Does Accountants being introverts mean that they struggle to get a leadership role?

10:45 What do you like to do outside of work?

14:20 How do you balance a non-monetary purpose with a need to remain sustainable?

18:25 What advice would you give yourself when you were younger when it comes to managing staff?

26:45 Do you think there is any value in becoming a Non-Executive Director of smaller organisation?

28:20 Why did you get a pilot’s licence?

33:25 Do you feel like you are building a legacy in your role?

36:50 What advice would you give a younger accountant?

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Co-Hosted By Sumith Dissanayake (

Co-Hosted By Gerard Doyle (

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