Paul Niardone is a Perth-based business executive and company director. He is managing director of ASX-listed Ausnet Financial Services. His past roles have included being the executive director and founder of Professional Public Relations (WA), the largest PR and communications firm in the State until he sold the business to WPP. With a degree in Politics and Industrial Relations and a Masters in Business Administration, he started his career in the Department of Cabinet and Parliamentary Services.He was appointed inaugural Manager of the Peel Region Business Enterprise Centre, and was then appointed as the first Marketing Manager for the entire Enterprise Centre Network comprising 36 centres throughout WA. Mr Niardone’s marketing skills were recognised by Westpac in its decision to appoint him as one of the first Business Banking Managers in Australia without a banking background. Mr Niardone has sat on a number of boards including MinQuest, Avalon Minerals, Murdoch University Senate, Meridian Minerals, Perth Glory Advisory Board, Small Business Development Corporation, Montagu Stock Brokers and The Starlight Foundation.