Mr George Fong


External Member of Audit & Risk Management Committee

Present occupation:

Director- Lateral Plains Pty Ltd (a strategic IT business focusing on ICT strategies, implementation and integration within regional communities, Data Centre and cloud based services)

Academic qualifications:

BA (CNAA) Law,  Barrister-at Law, Lincoln's Inn (UK),  Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

Summary of previous experience

  • Barrister at Law and Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore, specialising in shipping and admiralty law
  • Lecturer at the then Ballarat College of Advanced Education ( 1987-1996) in Tax and Business Law
  • Co-founder of the first regional Internet Service Provider in Australia- NetConnect Communications
  • President of the Internet Society of Australia
  • Immediate Past Chair of the Board for the Ballarat Health Services Foundation
  • Chair of Central Highlands Regional Partnership Committee
  • Member of Regional Development Advisory Committee
  • Member of the advisory board for .au Community Domains
  • Past Chair of The Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council
  • Past member of the Courier Advisory Board
  • Member of IPV6 Now

Particular areas of expertise / interest

  • Information and communications technology
  • National Broadband Network
  • Regional and rural communities
  • Multiculturalism
  • International internet governance