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Mr George Pappas

Chancellor, Victoria University

George Pappas became the fourth Chancellor of Victoria University on 1 January 2010.

After graduating from Harvard Business School in 1971, George joined the international management consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Boston, later moving to Tokyo. He returned to Australia and co-founded Pappas Carter Evans and Koop (PCEK) in 1979. Over the next ten years, PCEK became the leading Australian management consultancy providing strategic advice to the top management of our largest companies.

Following BCG's acquisition of PCEK in 1990, George became Managing Partner of BCG’s Australasian offices and a member of BCG’s worldwide Executive Committee. George retired from BCG in 2002 and remains a Senior Advisor to the firm.

Since then George has undertaken several assignments for State and Federal governments, including serving as the Under Secretary of the Victorian Premier’s Department from 2003 to 2005 and leading the Audit of the Federal Defence Budget in 2008. He was a participant in the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit.

George was appointed Chairman of the Committee for Melbourne in 2005. In this role, he leads a group whose members comprise a cross section of the city’s most influential companies and institutions. George has personally led the Committee’s effort to support new and innovative industry development, as well as the promotion of Melbourne’s Higher Education sector.

He is also Chairman of Energy Matters Pty Ltd and a Director of the Western Bulldogs Football Club.


George has a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University (1968) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (1971).