George Foulkes-Taylor (they/them) is a driven policy expert and creative producer who brings more than a decade of professional experience across government, arts, and not-for-profit sectors to the role of Stakeholder Engagement Advisor at ReGen Strategic.
With extensive election and campaign experience, as well as a strong record coordinating large-scale events and logistics and human rights expertise, George’s skills in bringing people together have been finely honed working in metropolitan, regional and remote locations spanning five countries.
George’s knack for research and critical analysis of information from multiple sources bolsters their ability to read the play and provide high quality advice in a diverse range of contexts.
George began their career as a photojournalist at the daily paper in their hometown of Karlkurla (Kalgoorlie-Boulder), before using their skillset to run a successful photography and creative producing business for over a decade.
Based in the Goldfields, they led the marriage equality campaign ‘Choose Love’ for Kalgoorlie-Boulder, which contributed to an overall majority Yes vote for the federal electorate. George’s community capacity building work was recognised with a gong as a 30 under 30 LGBTIQ Role Model in 2019 and again as a Finalist for the Australian of the Year Awards in 2020.
Immediately prior to joining ReGen Strategic, George spent six years in government advising Ministers, managing Parliamentary business and wrangling MPs, including two years supporting then-minister Alannah MacTiernan in the Agriculture and Food portfolio. Of note, George held a key role in campaigning for the seat of Kalgoorlie in 2021, resulting in the biggest win for the seat in State General Election history.
George holds a Masters of Human Rights from Curtin University with a final thesis focusing on the representation of First Nations people in news media. George also earned a Bachelor of Creative Industries and a Bachelor of Contemporary Performance from Edith Cowan University and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, respectively.
In their spare time, George and their fiancé recently completed a total rebuild of a 1981 HJ47 Landcruiser.