Geoff Clynes is an Electronic Engineer with a Masters in Business Administration, but over the last 20 years has been a facilitator for business with planning and marketing, on the side helping small and start-up operations. No electronics now, the field moves too fast. He actually retired (for the third time) in December 2009.
Geoff has authored two texts in the 1990s on Direct Marketing in Australia, and opened new national businesses for Texas Instruments (computers, 1970s) and Telstra (Business sales, 1980s). For much of the last ten years, as an adviser and contractor he has covered South and West Gippsland as a Small Business Mentor (State Government related) and a Small Business Field Officer ( Australian Government initiative) and volunteered services to three local shires on projects such as bushfire recovery, start-ups and businesses that need help. In 2013 he published an eBook autobiography, Life in the Bumpy Lane, through Smashwords.
Inaugural president of a Baw Baw Home-based business group, and currently running a snooker club at the Warragul Club, he’s a fairly active contributor in retirement. He’s been a judge in business excellence several times for Victoria's Gippsland Business awards and two of the local shires over the last five years. In spare time, there’s a gym club membership, five grandchildren are very stimulating, and he presents an Indonesian language course for a Baw Baw U3A group, too.