Paul Bassat

Paul Bassat
  • Commissioner
    The Australian Football League (AFL) Commission

Paul Bassat is Co-Founder and Joint Chief Executive Officer of SEEK, which operates the leading employment websites in Australia and New Zealand. SEEK also has a significant ownership stake in leading employment websites in China and Brazil, and is a major player in the vocational training and education market in Australia. SEEK is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and has been consistently rated one of the best employers and fastest-growing companies in the Asia Pacific region. In the space of 11 years, SEEK has become one of the most recognized brands in Australia. Bassat is responsible for SEEK's online employment business in Australia and New Zealand, as well as its shared services functions of finance, IT and HR. He has responsibility for SEEK's investment in Zhaopin, People's Republic of China, of which he is a director. Prior to co-founding SEEK, Bassat was a lawyer for six years with one of Australia's leading corporate and commercial law firms. Bassat is involved in a number of community and charitable organizations. He holds Bachelor's degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne.