managing Director - the wiggles
The Wiggles are amongst Australia's most successful exports. Each year they play shows to over 330,000 fans in over 6 countries. They are consistently listed amongst the most successful Australian entertainers and they have weathered lineup changes, The Global Financial Crisis and significant restructuring. If ever there was a story of customer obsession, focus and continual iteration, this is it.
Paul has over 35 years experience in entertainment to his role as Managing Director of The Wiggles. In recent years he has successfully managed the re-structure of the company, the launch of a new era and placement of The Wiggles latest TV series in over 190 countries.
Paul has worked on over 14 TV series and 42 videos, producing artists such as rock legend John Fogerty, Pop Princess Kylie Minogue, La Bamba star Lou Diamond Phillips, and local music icons, Slim Dusty, Jimmy Barnes and Kasey Chambers.
In 2008, Paul was elected as a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was a judge in the International Emmy Awards and a judge for the ARIA awards for the last 15 years.
He wrote the documentary “Everybody Clap, Everybody Sing”, helped produce “The Wiggles Exhibition” at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, which has been seen by over 400,000 people. It was revamped and relaunched in March 2017.
Following the tragic death of his daughter Bernadette in 1988 from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, he organised the Cradle Rock concert and since that time, many TVC’s and promotions for SIDS and Kids over the last 29 years. Further to this, he is an ambassador for Soldier On, and has done similar work for St Vincent de Paul Society, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Red Cross, Jesuit Social Services, Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, Action Aid, UNICEF, as well as organising the UNICEF concert to raise money for sanitation facilities and clean water in five villages in East Timor.
He recorded four albums and was awarded Gold and Platinum album status as the singer for The Cockroaches during the 1980’s and in 2011 he released an album The Field Brothers, 1964 with his brother John which charted in the top ten of the Australian Country Music Charts, and last year The Field Brothers released their 2nd album Every Day is Like an Elvis Movie!
Prior to his success as a musician, Paul studied at the Australian Catholic University and taught in high schools, then worked for three years at the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He was appointed as a member of the Investigations Team at The Royal Commission into the New South Wales Police Service. Following this, having worked informally with The Wiggles since their inception, he became The Wiggles Manager.
Paul will have his second book released later this September through Bonnier Publishing. Titled Gimme Shelter, he has written the stories of 15 people working in areas of conflict; stories of courage, endurance and survival from the frontline and back home.