Geoff McPherson is President of the Canberra Refugee Support (
CRS). The CRS is a community based organisation that offers support to improve the
quality of life for refugee families who settle in . Canberra
A graduate of theGeoff organises get-togethers, hosts meetings, runs training workshops, provides transport, furniture removal and provides hours of his personal time, effort and finances to any refugee who needs it. Geoff also provided support to people displaced by the
Duntroon with many years experience in project management and integrated
logistic support, he put these skills to excellent use to assist, support
and settle refugee families into the community. The work of Mr McPherson and Royal
Military College CRS reduces anxiety, provides peace of mind and a
sense of worth for traumatised refugees.
Geoff McPherson was named Canberra Citizen of the Year in 2004 for his work with the Canberra Refugee Group in assisting refugees to settle into the community.
Further biographical detail about Geoff McPherson is available on our website, as is a history of the Canberra Citizen of the Year Award and a full list of awardees.
Image source: University of Canberra Monitor Online, 2 September 2011. Photographer Michelle McAulay