Paul Higgins is an experienced Futurist and Strategist. He holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Veterinary Science, a Bachelor of Animal Science (Research) and a Masters degree in Strategic Foresight.
He is experienced in politics and agri-politics, having been President of Victorian Country Labor for five years and Chairman of the pork industry national body for a decade.
He is also an experienced commercial company director, including being a director of Auspork for 16 years. Auspork is an unlisted public company with an annual turnover of $80-100 million that markets pork, beef, chicken and lamb, including branded retail ready packs of ready-to-cook meat products. He has also served on a number of not-for-profit boards.
Paul is a graduate of the Leadership Victoria Program. He has been a guest lecturer at Victoria University on the disruptive effects of web technologies and a guest lecturer at the Swinburne Strategic Foresight Master’s Program. Paul is a venture philanthropy partner and Chairman of Social Ventures Partners Melbourne, a venture philanthropy group with 28 partners. He is also an Associate of the Melbourne University Business School and is currently a special advisor on strategy and foresight to Save the Children Australia.
Paul writes about and regularly presents on future disruptions to business models and consults to a range of organisations on how to think about and plan for the future.