A Tribute to Paul

PAUL BISSON 17/4/1947 – 5/2/2014


Everyone was deeply saddened and distressed by the sudden death of Paul Bisson on 5th February. Paul came to HARDA as a volunteer soon after he retired following a forty year professional career as an accountant, including many years as Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer for Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd. He started his career with Price Waterhouse in the UK and then in Malawi.

He joined HARDA’s Secretariat where he was designated as our finance officer and filled the position of Treasurer on the Executive Committee. Paul was a gentleman in the true sense of the word, a fine and good man who worked tirelessly for the good of others – generous, a great listener, a valued advisor with a keen sense of humour. He was a consummate professional who was greatly admired by everyone in the HARDA family and the wider community, especially by members of the African Australian communities. We are richer for having known him.