Paul Ryan, Director, Australian Resilience Centre
Paul Ryan is the Director of the Australian Resilience Centre, an organisation that builds the capacity of regional communities and agencies facing uncertain futures. His primary focus has been on putting resilience science into practice. He does this through training, facilitation, mentoring, research and developing and supporting a national community of practitioners. More recently Paul has worked internationally to develop and apply resilience concepts in developing nations. He has previously worked for the Resilience Alliance, CSIRO and regional and state agencies. Paul grew up on a farm in northern Victoria where his family has been farming continuously for 150 years.