Paul O’Sullivan

Chair, Optus | ANZ | Western Sydney Airport

Paul O’Sullivan has experience in the telecommunications and oil and gas sectors, both in Australia and overseas. He has held senior executive roles with Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) and was previously the CEO of Optus. He has also held management roles with the Colonial Group and the Royal Dutch Shell Group in Canada, the Middle East, Australia and United Kingdom.

His current directorships include the Chair of Singtel Optus Pty Limited (from 2014, Director from 2004), ANZ Bank (from 2020, Director from 2019) and Western Sydney Airport Corporation (from 2017).

Singtel Optus is an Australian technology and telecommunications company that connects more than 11 million mobile voice and data, fixed voice, fixed broadband, content and application services for Australian consumers, small businesses, government and enterprise customers.

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) is an Australian multinational banking and financial services company. It is the second largest bank by assets and third largest bank by market capitalisation in Australia.

Western Sydney Airport is an AUD$5.3bn national infrastructure project to build the Australian Government owned and operated new airport aiming to be one of the World’s first “Digital Airport” rollouts leveraging wireless technology and AI.

He is also a Director of St Vincent’s Health Australia (from 2019) and Indara, Digital Infrastructure (from 2021). He is a former Director of Telkomsel Indonesia (from 2010-2020), Healthscope Limited (2016-2019), the National Disability Insurance Agency (2017-2020) and Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (2017-2021).

He holds a BA (Mod) Economics from Trinity College, University of Dublin and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard University, USA.