Professor George C Fanourakis is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Fellow of the institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) (United Kingdom) as well as a Fellow of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (FSAICE), Honorary Fellow and Past-President of the Institute of Professional Engineering Technologists (HonFIPET), Member of the Soil Science Society of Southern Africa (MSSSSA) and Member of Fédération Internationale due béton (fib).

His academic qualifications include an MSc (Eng) from Wits and a DTech (Eng) from the University of Johannesburg, where he has been employed, as an academic, for the past 24 years. He has approximately 35 years of experience in Civil Engineering.