George Aubrey Lopez B.Bus, CA, CPA, Post-Grad.Dip.Bus, IP, MICM


george lopezWith wide ranging experience over many years, George has been a  partner at this firm since 1997.

George holds a Bachelor of Business degree, together with a Post-graduate Diploma in Business and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICA), CPA Australia (CPA), the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia (IPAA) and the Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM). 

An Official Liquidator with the Supreme Court of Western Australia and Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy, George has extensive experience in insolvency administration, including liquidations, receiverships, agent for mortgagee assignments, informal schemes, bankruptcies and administrations under Part X of the Bankruptcy Act. He has assisted several companies through the voluntary administration procedure, from small businesses to publicly listed companies. 

George has also provided long-term management consulting services through the Australian Government to the Cocos Island Co-operative Society, which was the business arm of the Cocos (Keeling) Island community. This role, which drew on his commercial skills and ready grasp of business issues was a consultative role to the management committee of the Co-operative and encompassed all aspects of business management, concentrating in the areas of marketing, economic research and development, accounting, industrial relations and operations management. The Co-operative was involved in the retail, hospitality, construction, agribusiness, tourism, stevedorage and labour sub-contract industries. 

George was often called upon to negotiate, on behalf of the Co-operative Society, with various government departments and to engage in discussions with the various parliamentary sub-committees and Commonwealth Grants Commission teams that visited the islands.

Just prior to leaving the islands, George was requested to investigate the possibility of computerising the stamp issues system for the Cocos Islands Philatelic Bureau, which sold stamps to clients worldwide. George was able to analyse, design, programme, test, document and install the system in the space of four months, using the ‘Smart’ suite of software. This "temporary" system was used for three years before being upgraded. 

Committed to giving a consistent top quality performance to his clients, George adds to his professional skills and abilities through his participation as a founding member and President of the WA Chapter of the Australia-Malaysia Business Council. George was, for a few years, the National Chairman of CPA Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Insolvency and Reconstruction and a member of the Centre of Excellence in Business & Management. He was a National and a State Committee member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia (IPAA) and the WA Education Co-ordinator for the IPAA's Insolvency Education Programme.

George has very strong links to Malaysia. As an "Old Putera", he is a member of arguably one of the strongest and most active old school/business networks in that country.

Married to Cheryl and a father of four, George is very committed to community service. He is a Past President of the Lions Club of Bull Creek a former District Chairman for the Lions Youth of the Year Quest and the District Coordinator for Youth Projects. He has previously held numerous positions in community based voluntary organisations, has served on various school boards and recently retired as a Board Member of Sevenoaks Senior College.

An active member of his church, George has sat on various Parish Councils and is currently a reader and special Minister of the Eucharist, besides spending some time singing as a cantor and with the Music Ministry. Altough he loves singing, George's musical career may be held back by a lack of musical talent.

George considers himself too old for active sport, but can be seen occasionally honing his Tae Kwon Do skills, or pedalling his racing bike along the streets of Perth.


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