George Copeland has lived in Waverley Ward for 30 years, his family of three calling Waverley home.

He was a Waverley councillor for 9 years (two terms) from 1999 to 2008 and won his second term in 2004 with a substantial increase in primary vote.

During this time, George filled leadership roles including Deputy Mayor of Waverley Council, Chair of the Community, Housing, Environmental Services and Public Works Committee, and Chair of the Sydney Coastal Councils Group (representing 15 councils).

He initiated setting up car share operators. He defined and introduced the Ethical Investment Policy. He generated responses in Wentworth Courier and SMH, was interviewed on Channel 9 news and by 2GB’s Steve Price regarding further tightening of swimming pool and air conditioner numbers.

George is a former IT professional, and has tertiary qualifications in IT and Environmental Studies.

George comes from a farming background. He loves the bush, backcountry skiing, music, languages and surfing.