INSIGHTS FROM PETER
General Manager – Risk
Peter is a strategic and innovative thinker in the design and implementation of safety and enterprise risk management arrangements.
Peter’s successful career in regulatory roles, as well as in the senior leadership of a listed oil company (GM Operational Excellence and Risk at Caltex Australia) underpins the quality advice he offers Noetic clients. His work with the United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Executive culminated in the design and construction of a new Australian statutory authority for offshore petroleum safety. Peter has particular expertise in operational and process safety risks for low probability but high consequence risk exposures in the oil and gas, chemical and mining industries as well as in the government sector. Peter typically leads strategic assessments of risk and safety management for organisations to identify material risks, diagnose the effectiveness of their risk controls, and implement improvements.
He routinely advises boards, audit and risk committees, and public sector leadership teams on strategies to manage operational risks. His expertise is recognised internationally and Peter has worked for major corporations and governments in the United States, Canada, China, South East Asia and Europe. Peter specialises in the management and corporate governance of low probability but high consequence events associated with process safety risks. Peter’s work strongly emphasises the importance of moving from diagnosis to building an organisation’s internal capability. As a result he is also well known for the quality of his advice to boards and leadership teams and for the training and development courses he conducts for organisations.
Peter believes Noetic provides great service to clients because of its emphasis on innovation, excellence and outcome focus. “Noetic’s values underpin everything we do. We don’t accept the status quo and are prepared to ask the hard questions to produce great outcomes.”
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma Occupational Safety and Hygiene, City and Guilds Petroleum Processing Technology Series, Charted Fellow of the (UK) Institution of Occupational Health and Safety
Membership: Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency’s (ARPANSA) Nuclear Safety Committee, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Safety Institute of Australia
Strengths/qualities: Innovation in process safety and enterprise risk management