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Custodians are individuals who have contributed in a significant way to the legacy of ICMEC Australia and will continue to do so in perpetuity due to their deep connection with our cause. Without their dedication, tenacity and enormous contribution over the years, our organisation would not have the impact that it does today. They have also played a role in developing our strong network of financial services, regulators, government and others in the child sexual exploitation response community. The groundwork and deep connections they have laid are the foundation that we continue to build upon today.

Paul McCarney

Paul McCarney

Paul is a consultant, investor and entrepreneur in the Digital Technology and Marketing space.

Having been involved with ICMEC Asia Pacific as a board member and APAC Financial Coalition Against Child Sexual Exploitation member for several years, he was a key driving force in the establishment of the ICMEC Australia office and gaining the support of Westpac that established our remit to grow local partnerships and collaborations with financial crimes teams, regulators and LEAs, and to facilitate digital and technological solutions in the CSE response community. Paul was ICMEC Australia’s CEO and Executive Chair from the inception of the organisation in 2021, stepping down as CEO in September 2022, and as Executive Chair in March 2023. Paul continues to be a strong advocate for our cause in the corporate and government spaces.

Bindu Sharma

Bindu Sharma

Bindu Sharma is Vice President Global Policy & Industry Alliances and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC). Based in Singapore, she brings over 20 years of experience in Asia and the United States across the private and social sectors having established key initiatives like the APAC Financial Coalition Against Child Sexual Exploitation. She leads the ICMEC program in the region to expand ICMEC’s policy, advocacy, and research agenda; and to establish multi-stakeholder partnerships and programs that enhance and enrich frontline practices in child protection. 

As a key figure in the establishment of ICMEC’s Australian presence, we would like to recognise Bindu for her continuing tireless efforts to raise the awareness and importance of this work and for creating valuable long-standing relationships that continue to contribute to ICMEC Australia’s impact today.

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