Paul Hemphill

Paul’s been connected to Bellingen Shire since he first came here as a musician in 1984. With three masters degrees, in politics, commerce and dispute resolution, he’s been an accountant and manager with strong technical, communication and people skills and experience in project and change management, training and mentoring. As a mediator, he has managed conflict situations at all organisational levels. He volunteers with Settlement Services International, helping refugees to settle in the Coffs Harbour region, and with a long association with Bellingen Community Radio 2BBB, he is its voluntary accountant. As a mediator, he believes in consultation, communication, accessibility, resolving conflict and division, and in reaching out to and representing all residents. As an accountant, he believes in sound financial management, fiscal responsibility and accountability. As an environmentalist, he believes in protecting and restoring our ecosystem and biodiversity. And as a life-long social democrat – he got his break in life through public housing and free healthcare and education – he believes in the importance of social services, community, equality and social justice.  EmailLink