AVI Country Director Musa Naroro, inviting change

With 130 staff, 20 offices globally and experience working in 89 countries, we have a proven track record of managing people in complex international settings.

Our leadership team, comprised of the CEO, Executive team and Board of Directors, focuses on achieving quality outcomes in development, managing risks effectively, and delivering value to the organisation's stakeholders.  

Chief Executive Officer

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Paul Bird CEO

Paul joined AVI in 2015, bringing a track record of professional experience that is innovative, consultative, and successful.

Prior to joining AVI, Paul was CEO of Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS), an organisation that works with young people experiencing alcohol and substance abuse. Paul has also held leadership roles with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Very Special Kids, The Body Shop, Mission Australia and World Vision.

Paul’s passion for international development was sparked when he managed KPMG’s West African practice and had the privilege to be involved in aid projects across the region, working with INGOs and government agencies.