Peter has extensive experience in executive leadership in the private and not-for-profit sectors, and has worked with many industry groups and enterprises undertaking strategic business review, research and planning for effective engagement, campaigning and advocacy. He has worked with a wide range of enterprise and industry groups, and has specific expertise in employment, education and training; and in forming partnership linkages with Government and funding agencies. He has over 25 years’ experience as an advocate for industry at both the State and Commonwealth levels.
During his 12 years with the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Peter worked with successive Governments on an extensive range of policy issues and delivery strategies. He was a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ministerial Advisory Committee on Education and Training for 10 years and played a leading role in the strategic direction of Australia's apprenticeship system, Commonwealth and State funding models, skills shortages, Indigenous employment and training, and industry support for marginalised youth. Peter was the founding executive officer of Queensland Apprenticeship Services (QAS), which became the principal provider of support services to employers, apprentices and trainees in Queensland.
Peter has a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.