Public Fund Trustees

Paul is the first Australian to have climbed the Seven Summits (including Everest in 2011) and complete the Polar Hat Trick (North Pole, Greenland Crossing and South Pole), including being a member of the first all-Australian team to establish a new route from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted, along with teenage daughter Jade Hameister. He has been a member of four expeditions sponsored by the Australian Geographic Society, including most recently, a 1,000km expedition through an unexplored region of the Amazon jungle in June 2018. Some of these expeditions have been captured in documentaries aired on Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel globally.

Paul’s main business interest is as Executive Chairman of the private property development business Hamton, which he co-founded in 2005. Hamton has over $3.5 billion of completed or current projects in Melbourne’s inner and middle ring suburbs.

Paul has been a long-term sponsor of SCAI and our projects in Nepal. He has numerous not-for-profit activities. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2019 for service to exploration and business.

Paul Hameister, OAM Chairman - Public Fund Trustee

Paul has 36 years’ experience in private practice and academia in the areas of Environmental Law, Land Use Planning Law and General Public Law. He teaches in the Law School at the University of Adelaide, is a PhD candidate at Uni SA and a Legal Consultant. Paul is Deputy Chairperson of the Law Society of SA’s Planning and Environment Committee and SA representative on the Law Council of Australia’s Planning and Environment Committee. He has served on various boards and has also acted as Team leader and trainer in AusAid Funded Projects delivering training on Environmental Law and Enforcement to Indonesian bureaucrats and judiciary, both within Australia and in Indonesia.

Paul Leadbeter Public Fund Trustee

Angus is an Adelaide businessman whose interests span environmental consulting, commercial property development, commercial landscape contracting and property investment. Angus’ strengths are in the business management and financial growth sectors of these industries, which he has specialised in over the last ten years. Angus has been a significant sponsor of SCAI for over 10 years.

Angus Sobels Public Fund Trustee