George Neophytou BComm, LLB (Hons) FAMI is a practising barrister and solicitor and has a law firm in the Paynesville area.

His first degree, a Bachelor of Commerce, was awarded in the field of Economics and Marketing where he had a strong interest in public policy economics. George is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. While being a partner at his consultancy firm and completing his Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) degree he was also a sessional lecturer in economics at Deakin University.

His law practice has a focus on commercial and litigation with a keen interest in the area of Torts Law (Civil Wrongs like negligence and defamation).

George has held board member and office bearer positions for numerous organisations (including benevolent societies, business, professional associations, etc) in the past due to his capabilities, qualifications and skills.

George is currently an office bearer and member of a number of Associations and Clubs in East Gippsland, including:

  • President, Newlands Arm Residents & Ratepayers Association Inc (NARRA).
  • Committee Member, East Gippsland Landcare Network Inc.
  • Representative, Romawi Landcare Group.
  • Member, Riviera Lakes Car Club Inc.
  • Member, Jaguar Car Club of Victoria Ltd (Gippsland Chapter).

In conclusion George is a professional and has the skills and experience in corporate and business equipping him to manage the approximate $125M East Gippsland Shire Council budget and understand the issues facing residents and represent their needs.