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Geoffrey Cousins Geoffrey Cousins i(A104784 works by)
Born: Established: 1942 ;
Gender: Male
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Cousins was educated at Sydney Church of England Grammar School and Sydney University. He has been CEO at advertising agency George Patterson and telecommunications company Optus. He has served on the boards of a number of high profile companies including Telstra. Cousins was the founding chairman of the Starlight Foundation and has been been involved with a range of other community organisations including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

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Personal Awards

2014 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For significant service to the community through the establishment of the Starlight Children's Foundation, and to the visual and performing arts.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Butcherbird Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2007 Z1377138 2007 single work novel crime thriller

'Set in the boardrooms, yachts and waterfront mansions of Australia's most decadent city, The Butcherbird is a boisterous thriller about corruption and excess in the corporate world.

'Jack Beaumont, architect turned property developer, is as surprised as the next person when he is approached by insurance tycoon Mac Biddulph to become the new CEO of HOA, the largest home-insurer in Australia. Seduced at first by the lure of power, Jack soon finds that beneath the glamorous facade of the Sydney business elite lies a convoluted network of corruption. Out of his depth and pursued by piranhas in a fish tank full of money, Jack must unravel the elusive threads or become ensnared himself.' (Publisher's blurb)

2008 nominated Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
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