Paul Quilliam – Managing Director – Hummingbird House Foundation

Paul Quilliam: Managing Director of Hummingbird House Foundation, talks changing the world, building houses, having a vision, advocating for children and taking flight.

Paul Quilliam is an incredible individual with an amazing story, someone with a big vision who is driven to change the world, and Richard was honoured to host him for an episode of the Arete podcast. The Managing Director of Hummingbird House Foundation in Brisbane, Paul co-founded the non-for-profit organisation in 2011 with his wife Gabrielle, after they fostered a child affected by a life-limiting condition. Hummingbird House is Queensland’s only children’s hospice, providing short break stays, family wellbeing services, creative therapies, and care at the end of life, in a medically supported home away from home. In 2014, a compelling feature article written by well-known columnist Frances Whiting in The Courier Mail’s QWeekend magazine highlighted the stories of families who needed or would need Hummingbird House and the services it could provide. The buzz the article created coupled with a compelling business case ultimately resulted in two transformative donations worth millions of dollars, which helped Hummingbird House flourish into what it is today — one of only three children hospices in Australia.

Paul is also a Trustee of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network, an executive advisor of the Executive Masters Business Administration (EMBA) program at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a QUT Global Ambassador.

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