Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has welcomed Ian George to the position of Economic Development Officer. Ian has in excess of 20 years’ experience in the media sector, and carries with him specific expertise in the sales, digital communications/transformation sphere. Ian has also previously been a board member of Development Corporations.
“LPSC has identified local economic development (LED) as a prominent tool towards facilitating the growth of the local region. Community building, strengthening of local partnerships, building our tourism potential and encouraging new industries to the Shire are key planks of our Economic Development Strategy and Ian will play a vital role in achieving our goals,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“Ian has a mixed background based around agriculture and media. Growing up he was associated with his family’s mixed farming properties and he’s spent 24 years with Rural Press/Fairfax Media based in Dubbo and Tamworth. He brings great expertise in sales, marketing, public relations, change management as well as business and economic growth to our Shire,” he said.
“Additionally, he was a director of Dubbo City Development Corporation, the main driver of that city’s economic development,” he continued.
“Ian is looking forward to getting into his new role. He will combine, marshal and promote a variety of physical, human, political, environmental, economic and cultural capabilities and endowments to benefit our Shire. Please welcome him into our community as he takes on this massive task,” Councillor Hope concluded.