Paul Cooper is an independent board member of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Ltd (AMGC).
Paul was appointed to the Board in 2015 and is tasked with overseeing the implementation of AMGC’s strategy and its alignment with the overall Growth Centre Initiative.
The Industry Growth Centre Initiative is the centrepiece of the Australian Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. There are six Growth Centres focused on where Australia excels. The Initiative enables national action on key issues by improving capabilities to engage with international markets and global supply chains, enhancing management and workforce skills, encouraging collaboration and the commercialisation of new products and identifying opportunities to reduce regulatory burden.
Today, Australian manufacturing employs close to 1.3 million people representing over 10% of the Australian workforce. It contributes over $9 billion per month in exports of goods and services and files more patents than any other sector. It a vibrant and dynamic industry that is undergoing profound transformation with the introduction of Industry 4.0 technologies, automation and artificial intelligence.
Paul is owner and Executive Chair of Rinstrum, an industrial electronics manufacturing company. Rinstrum is based in Brisbane and actively exports to global markets with subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, India and Sri Lanka.
In addition, Paul is Deputy Chair of the Export Council of Australia Ltd, Director of Children’s Health Queensland and Chairman of its Audit and Risk Committee, Deputy Chair of the Queensland Department of Health Audit & Risk Committee and is a Director of Vadain International Pty Ltd.
Paul holds qualifications as a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA), is a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants Australia, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.