George Smith is a Director of Design Collaborative Pty Ltd, planning and development consultants, a practice he established in 1968 and the year in which he joined the NSW Division as Honorary Treasurer. He holds a Bachelor of Surveying (University of Queensland) and a Master of City Planning (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and is a Fellow of PIA and API as well as an Honorary Fellow of AIUS. He chaired the NSW Division in the mid-1970s. When a joint venture of which he was a director was named NSW Exporter of the Year in 1978, George retired from active involvement in the Institute.
He became involved in the Sydney (later the State) Chamber of Commerce, serving on its Council for 15 years as a member and on its Board of Directors for four years. He rejoined the Division’s Committee as Honorary Treasurer in 2004. He remains involved because he believes that AIUS provides a neutral forum in which issues affecting urban affairs are publically debated. He would like to its discussions more broadly disseminated.