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Geoff Withycombe is the Executive Officer of the Sydney Coastal Councils Group, a regional organisation of Local Government authorities in the Sydney metropolitan region. Geoff has responsibility to implement the Group’s Strategic Plan and provides advice, policy development and decision making support for the 14 member councils.
Geoff has 20 years experience in business administration, development and implementation of environmental, climate and strategic policy and practice. He has developed and led numerous award winning research and applied projects related to all facets of coastal management and climate change adaptation; and works with a diverse range of local, state, national and international government, research and private sector partners. Geoff has been invited to share his knowledge and experience in relation to regional cooperation, coastal management and climate change adaptation internationally including to China, the USA, Brazil, Argentina and New Zealand. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Science degree.
Geoff is a proud father of two girls and lives on the eastern beaches of Sydney close to his beloved surf beach Maroubra.