B. Ec., Dip. Fin. Mangt, FCPA, FAIM
A career spanning 34 years in elected office, first in local government for 7 years and then 27 years in the NSW Parliament where he has occupied 13 portfolios over three governments (Greiner, Fahey and O’Farrell) and a further thirteen shadow portfolios in Opposition including a period as the Parliamentary Deputy Leader and then as Leader of the National Party. Mr Souris started his professional career as an accountant in public practice. He is currently a Director of the Australian Film Institute | Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, a Director of the Australian Rugby Foundation and the Chairman of the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association.