Mr Andrew C Peters
After working extensively in leadership roles in the Victorian racing industry and as General Manager for a privately owned Australian management organisation, Andrew joined the College as Company Secretary and Director – Corporate Development in 2007 and in 2010 was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer following an extensive recruitment campaign.
He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), has qualifications in business and communication from RMIT University, and is a long-time member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). He has substantial experience in working with boards and committees, change management, senior-level administration, and governance, and has successfully led complex negotiations in sensitive environments.
He has represented many organisations internationally and nationally and is highly experienced in stakeholder relations. Andrew was made an Honorary Member of World Psychiatric Association (WPA) in 2017 for excellence in service to the WPA. He currently sits on working committees for the WPA and has guided the College in developing their relations internationally, in particular with our Asian neighbours.
Andrew has a strong commitment to the College and the work performed by the membership, and recognises the importance of the College as a leader in the mental health field. In particular improving our role in advocating for better mental health services and patient centred care, and placing the College in a position to better influence and advise governments in Australia and New Zealand.
Golf, international affairs, horse racing, a robust garden, two dogs, a cat and a handful of goldfish keep Andrew occupied when he is not working for the College.
Andrew can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org