After 17 years as a secondary teacher, George wanted a change in career. His love for fishing and diving made becoming a Fisheries Officer an obvious choice and after three years George has no regrets.
"The job has a number of good kaupapa from conserving fish stocks to treaty issues and the compliance aspect is a good opportunity to use other skills".
Born and breed in Russell he has been married to Jan for twenty years and is the father of "two gorgeous kids".
When not working George likes to get outdoors, but due to the heavy workload this doesn't happen as much as he likes.