Peter has more than 40 years' experience in the Australian food industry with a strong interest in and passion for ensuring a sustainable and viable profession.

Peter has held a range of senior management roles including Chief Executive (and previously Group Technical Director) of George Weston Technologies from 2000 to 2011. 

Following his executive positions, Peter has taken on various non-executive director roles within the industry. He is currently the Chair of Food Innovation Australia Limited, a Ministerial appointment within the Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre, as well as serving as a member of the Growth Centre Advisory Committee for the Department of Industry and Science.

Peter has had a long association with AIFST since becoming a Professional Member in 1984 - he was appointed a Fellow of the Institute in 2009. He served as Chair of the AIFST Publications Editorial Committee from 2011 to 2013 and was awarded the AIFST Food Innovation Award in 2003. Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.