Paul Zahra

Paul Zahra

Chair of the Board of Directors and Member of the People, Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Paul Zahra was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of The Pinnacle Foundation in February, 2016 after serving on the Board since June, 2015.

Paul is a CEO, Non-Executive Director, Board and Company Advisor and one of Australia’s most influential diversity advocates. A leading force in the Australian Retail Industry for over 35 years, Paul’s corporate roles have included Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ASX listed, David Jones Limited as well as senior leadership roles at Target Australia and Officeworks Superstores.

A powerful champion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Paul was previously Chair of PwC’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board and has led numerous high profile LGBTIQ+ campaigns and initiatives.

Paul is currently CEO of the Australian Retailers Association, a not for profit that is Australia’s largest retail association, representing a $325bn sector employing more than 1.3 million people. He has recently been appointed an Ambassador for Honour a Woman, firmly believing that exceptional Australian women need to be recognised on the public record through the highest level of public recognition in our country; the Australian honours.

Paul is an alumni of Stanford University, USA and a Graduate of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He lives with his husband, Duncan and Norwich terrier, Oliver in Sydney.