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Committee for Geelong's 2016 Annual Leadership Award

The Committee for Geelong (CfG) is delighted to announce that Patrick (Pat) Murnane is the recipient of its 2016 Annual Leadership Award.

Pat, Senior Manager Community and Business Engagement, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, was presented with the award at the CfG's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday evening, 23 November 2016.

This prestigious award represents the highest accolade from the CfG. Past winners include Frank Costa AO, Diversitat's Michael Martinez, Geelong businessman, Barry Fagg, Deakin University's Vice-Chancellor, Jane den Hollander and Fr Kevin Dillon.

Each year, the CfG asks its network of members and leaders to nominate a member of the community who demonstrates the outstanding style of leadership required, particularly during Geelong's current transformation.

CfG CEO, Rebecca Casson acknowledged Pat's vision and leadership within the Geelong community.

"Pat has been instrumental to Geelong's transformation over the years, and he remains the driving force behind Geelong Connected Communities,"

"By the end of this year Geelong Connected Communities will have injected over $1million into our community to enrich the lives of many and address community needs." 

"Pat is a genuine leader and he reflects the core values of the CfG.  Pat is courageous in his leadership and works collaboratively to address challenges and achieve outcomes for our community.  He has made a real difference to Geelong and the Committee is proud to acknowledge his outstanding work," Ms Casson said.

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