Paul O'Farrell

Paul is the Managing Director of the banking and risk management advisory firm of Quadrant Advisory Pty Ltd.

Paul is an experienced banking professional and chartered accountant with over 30 years of international banking and risk management knowledge with PricewaterhouseCoopers, National Australia Bank (NAB) and Bankwest.

Paul worked for NAB in Melbourne, Perth and New York in a variety of risk roles including the State Head of Risk for Business Banking, Western Australia and Head of Strategic Business Services. His Western Australian role saw Paul lead a team of 33 credit risk professionals during the mining boom and the Global Financial Crisis. Upon returning to Perth from New York in 2013, Paul worked at Bankwest, most recently as a General Manager in the Products & Marketing division focused on risk culture and governance.

Paul has an in-depth understanding of the issues facing businesses when applying for or reviewing finance facilities and has a strong network of relationships throughout the Western Australian banking industry and alternate financiers nationally.  His banking and credit risk knowledge delivers commercial value to his clients in a number of situations including applying for finance, dealing with financier asset management units and succession planning.

Paul’s unique blend of credit risk, workout and business assessment skills across a range of industries, combined with an independent director’s perspective, are of significant value to a company looking to be proactive with their financial position and banking options. He also has experience on Advisory Boards and has served non-executive director roles. 

Paul fundamentally believes in the fee for service model and Quadrant Advisory does not earn any trail, commission or other fees from financiers.  This means he is truly independent and 100% committed to working in his clients’ best interests.