Introducing Paul Stanley Executive Director

Paul Stanley is First Nation from New Zealand, a Military Veteran, and has worked with First Nation organisations in Alaska, Australia, Pacific Islands, California and his native country New Zealand. Paul is married with 4 children. His wife Laverna, is a Mi’gmaq woman from Miawpukek First Nation in Newfoundland. Paul, Laverna and their daughter Teresa are currently residing here in Campbellton.

Paul has a Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Auckland and has lectured internationally on his work in native communities.  He has significant executive management experience working in native organisations. Having led several large organisations similar to the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government he has been utilized primarily as business re-organiser. He has over 20 years governance experience leading multimillion dollar companies many of which were appointments made by the New Zealand Government.  Paul was recruited for the position of Executive Director while living and working in Beijing, China. He is grateful to join an organisation that is striving to continually professionalize its business practice without losing sight of the needs of the people in the community.

His goals are to stabilize the business of Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government and increase their effectiveness in the current environment. The most impressive issue experienced so far is the stunning youth talent among staff.


“My goal is to support the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, the professional organization the community expects and deserves” – Paul Stanley