FTSE FAICD BCom (Melb), Master of Science (MGT) (Stanford), Doctorate of the
Peter is Chairman of AIA Australia Limited, a Director of Linfox Australia Pty Ltd and Mutual Trust Pty Ltd. He is Chairman of the Royal Institution of Australia, the Australian Science Media Centre, the Faculty of Business and Economics at Melbourne University, the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Shared Value Project and the NHMRC Centre for Personalised Immunology at ANU and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at UNSW.
From 2004-2007 Peter was Managing Director of Oceania Capital Partners and held the position of
Chief Executive Officer of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited from 2001-2004. Until 2001, he
worked in the Investment Banking industry including 15 years with Macquarie Bank. He holds a
Doctorate of the University from Murdoch University, a Masters degree from Stanford University
Graduate School of Business and a Commerce degree from University of Melbourne. He speaks
Japanese, having studied at Keio University in Tokyo.
Until May 2021, Peter was Chairman of Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited. He has been
Deputy Chairman of The Myer Family Investments Ltd, a Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital
and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Asialink, Publishing and Broadcasting, Crown Ltd, Foxtel Ltd,
The Nine Network, Ninemsn, Ticketek, Veda Ltd, Oceania Capital Partners Ltd, the National Portrait
Gallery, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Centre for Independent Studies, MOKO.mobi and
the Australia-Japan Foundation.
In the June 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Peter was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia
for service to education, to the financial services industry and to a range of arts, science and
charitable organisations and in 2017 was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology
and Engineering (ATSE). He has also recently been awarded the Australian Academy of Science
Medal for 2019.