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Paul Newnham

Executive Director

SDG2 Advocacy Hub

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Strategic innovator and executive leader with demonstrated expertise in driving teams, connecting people, sustainability and development and delivering impressive global solutions to complex community challenges. I am a passionate and dynamic leader with twenty five [25]+ years of proven expertise in Sustainability, Food Systems, Non-Profit Management, Communications, Campaigning and Advocacy, delivered through consistent and competitive methodologies, strong network development, superior client service and executive presence. Born in Melbourne, and then raised in Bangladesh, India, Malawi and Australia, I have spent my entire life immersing myself in cultures around the world. My unusual upbringing taught me to think differently, to see the world via threads of connectedness, and the joy that can be found in the smallest of spaces where love and life can flourish. Embracing my unique worldview and striving for a life of adventure and purpose, is at the essence of who I am. Often described as a powerhouse of strategic and creative innovation and ideation, I am a visionary who equally values action. I am passionate about pushing boundaries, breaking down silos and interrupting existing thinking and frameworks, to build highly effective solutions that generate sustainable, positive change. I am an innovator with strong leadership skills, consistently delivering results through executive oversight of the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) Advocacy Hub, uniting the Private Sector, UN agencies, NGOs and Civil Society to strengthen efforts towards ending world hunger by 2030. As an inspirational visionary I possess the ability to pioneer creative ideas whilst staying faithful to the core mission. My expertise lies in successful global projects delivery, including the establishment of the Chefs’ Manifesto network with over 1000 Chefs across 90 countries, with a strong focus on driving food systems transformation. My extensive knowledge of the Not-for-profit sector and vast experience in managing complex stakeholder relationships is complemented by my work with communities in Africa, Asia, The Middle East, Europe and The Americas. A skilled communicator, with a narrative that entices people to get on board, I start movements that make global impact and change. I possess strong business acumen, and exceptional advocacy skills, with the ability to build deeply engaging relationships and influence decision makers, improve practices, drive change, and deliver impactful solutions to complex problems alongside communities around the world.

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Executive Director at SDG2 Advocacy Hub


Executive Education, Harvard Kennedy School