Paul Ellis

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For the physicist, see Paul John Ellis.

Paul Brian Ellis, MNZM, is a New Zealand record producer, manager, and radio host. He is most known to audiences for being the former judge of New Zealand Idol[1] and a former judge of the reality series New Zealand's Got Talent.[2]

Ellis was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to the music industry.[3]

In 2016, he was presented with the Fullers Entertainment Award from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand for his services to the entertainment industry.[4]

Ellis sits on the boards of The Starship Foundation[5] and Digital Media Trust.[6]


  1. ^ Trevett, Claire (3 February 2006). "Grumpy judge out of 'Idol'". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Hunkin, Joanna (4 September 2008). "A quick word with: Paul Ellis". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Queen's Birthday Honours 2011". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, 2016 Awards". 
  5. ^ "Board of Trustees". Starship Foundation. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Governance and Funding". NZ on Screen. Retrieved 21 March 2017.