Yass businessman and state finalist in the 2012 Australian of the Year awards, Michael Pilbrow, will run as the Labor Party candidate for the electorate of Hume in September’s Federal Election.
Mr Pilbrow’s endorsement as Labor’s Hume candidate was announced following a pre-selection process that concluded on 22 April.
In a long history of active community involvement, Mr Pilbrow co-founded, and has served as Chairman and Director of the West Belconnen Health Cooperative, a patient-owned health service that provides 15 bulk-billing doctors and allied services to over 18,000 people across six clinics. He has also had long involvement in education, including many years as a school P&C President, and junior sport as a manager, coach and umpire.
At the national level, Mr Pilbrow has contributed to the development of the cooperative and member-owned business movement, and has advised communities across Australia about health cooperatives. Through his business, Mr Pilbrow advises Australian companies and organisations on their strategies and community engagement.
At an international level, Mr Pilbrow is highly experienced, having previously represented Australia as a diplomat in Asia and he continues to work with governments and communities in many parts of the world. He is a Director of Sport Matters Ltd, a not-for-profit company that uses sport as a tool for people to overcome disadvantage in Australia and internationally.