Paul Huxtable

Paul is a design-driven business developer with diverse international experience spanning six continents,

His design led business journey includes hands-on roles in Product businesses and Service businesses as Founder, Chair, CEO, MD, Director overseeing start-ups, scale-ups, restructures, mergers, recoveries and a few closures

Educated in Industrial Design and Engineering, Paul’s career began in 1971 as a product design trainee and progressed to corporate design, marketing and management roles at Simpson (Electrolux) and Caroma before founding a number of Product Development consultancies with offices in Adelaide, Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur.

In 2004 Paul turned his attention to a global health and safety problem. The design solution was Protect-it Column guards which became a global leader made in South Australia and sold in over 60 countries.

Paul’s achievements include multiple Australian Good Design Awards over five decades, Business and Export Awards, and multiple international patents in diverse categories.

Throughout his career, Paul has consistently championed the unique economic value of ‘design thinking’ as a director, advisor and mentor.