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The Hon Peter Collins AM QC

Role & responsibility:
Independent Director
Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Appointment date:
1 July 2006


Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney
  • Member of the Order of Australia in 2004 and recipient of the Centenary Medal
  • RG 146 (ASIC Tier 1) for the Superannuation Industry, (AIST)
  • Fellow of the AIST.


Peter has had a distinguished career as Company Director, Parliamentarian, Military and Naval Reserve Officer, Barrister and ABC Journalist.
He has also held a number of senior roles, including:


  • Chair of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2004–2011)
  • Member of Cancer Council of NSW (2004–2006)
  • Chair of Cancer Institute of NSW (2005–2008)
  • Deputy Chair of the Centenary of ANZAC Commemoration Committee for NSW (2010–2011)
  • Chair of Barton Deakin Government Relations
  • Board member of Macquarie Generation (2006–2009)
  • Board member of the Workers Compensation Insurance Fund Investment Board of NSW (2005–2012)
  • Honorary Colonel of 1st Commando Regiment (1995–2000)
  • Active service in Iraq in 2007, for which he was awarded the US Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Captain in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve (retired 2012)
  • Acting Fleet Legal Officer for RAN (2003)
  • NSW Parliament (1981–2003) including Minister for Health, Arts, Consumer Affairs and State Development, Attorney General, Treasurer of NSW, Deputy Leader and Leader of the NSW Opposition
  • Chair of ISA (2013–2018), currently Deputy Chair
  • Chair of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District since 2016
  • Chair of the Legal Aid Commission of NSW (2008–2011)
  • Chair of St John Ambulance (NSW) (2007–2013).
Other Directorships / appointments are detailed in the Relevant interests and relevant duties register.

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