Paul Emmerson

Paul Emmerson was appointed to the Queensland Urban Utilities Board on 25 June 2010. Paul is a member of the Queensland Urban Utilities Audit, Finance and Risk Board Committee.

Paul Emmerson is a Solicitor, Certified Practising Accountant and Registered Tax Agent. His long-standing involvement in numerous community groups and major projects of regional significance contributed to his winning the 2009 inaugural Lockyer Valley Council Citizen of the Year award.

Professional experience

Paul's many years of legal and accounting experience has made him sought after in the fields of commercial and financial law.

As Principal of PJ Emmerson Accountancy Practice, and Manager of the family dairy farm, Paul has a wealth of business experience and regional knowledge. He was the inaugural Chairperson of Lockyer Better Business, and continues in this role eight years after the group was established.

Born and raised in Mulgowie, Paul was a student at Ipswich Grammar School (1972-76), and completed his tertiary studies at the University of Queensland.

He has been heavily involved in water user groups for more than a decade.


Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
Solicitor of the Supreme Court
Certified Practicing Accountant
Registered Tax Agent
Justice of the Peace
Notary Public

Positions held

2005 – present Finance Committee Member of South East Queensland Catchment (SEQC)
2004 – present Board Member of Brisbane Regional Council of Commerce Queensland
2003 – present Partner / Principle GJ Buckley & Associates, Laidley
2002 – present Deputy Chair / Board Member / Treasurer of Ipswich & Regional Area Consultative Committee Inc. (Appointed as Deputy Chairman in 2007)
2001 – present Board Member / Treasurer of South East Queensland Western Catchment Group (SEQ WCG)
2000 – present Chairman of Lockyer Better Business, Gatton's Chamber of Commerce
2000 – present Deputy Chairman, Lockyer Laidley Industry Placement Program
2000 – present Deputy Chairman, Lockyer Water Users Forum
1998 – present Chairman, Upper Lockyer Water Users Association
1985 – present Trustee of Mulgowie Recreational Reserve
1985 – present Treasurer / Secretary of Mulgowie Hall Association Inc
1995 – present Principal of Ken Hooper & Associates, Solicitors, Gatton
1991 – 2000 Partner - Melrose & King, Toowoomba
1988 – 1991 Employed solicitor - Melrose & King, Toowoomba
1981 – present Principal of PJ Emmerson Accountancy Practice

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