Director NFPs, consultant, advisor, IUCN Councillor Oceania Region, Australian National University
Retiring from full-time employment in 2013, Peter has been appointed as a director of Ecotourism Australia, Tangaroa Blue Foundation and Earthwatch Australia Institute. He chairs the Steering Committee of the National Environmental Science Program’s Marine Biodiversity Hub, the board of the Australian Tropical Herbarium and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute. He is a member of the Steering Group of the Protected Area Learning and Research Collaboration. He was elected in 2016 as a member of the Council and Bureau of the International Union for Conservation of Nature based in Switzerland. In 2017 he was appointed as a casual member of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission. He consults on environment and governance issues. Peter was Director of National Parks and head of Parks Australia from 1999-2013. From 1994-99 he was Deputy Executive Director of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association. He was an adviser on sustainable development to two federal Ministers for Primary Industries and Energy from 1990-94. He has a BSC and Master of Public Policy from ANU.
Valuing nature globally
The case for conserving our natural world must resonate strongly and widely across and through economies and societies. While the dominant governing paradigm is essentially economic and the conservation message must often be couched in economic language, nature has social and cultural dimensions that also can resonate strongly and influence public thinking, debate, and action […]