Professor Peter Shergold AC
Peter Shergold was a CEO in the Australian Public Service for two decades. For five years from February 2003, Dr Shergold was Australia’s most senior public administrator, serving as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Since early 2008, Dr Shergold has been the Macquarie Group Foundation Professor at the Centre for Social Impact.
Dr Shergold has significant Board experience in the public, private and ‘third’ sectors. In government he served on the Board of CSIRO and Centrelink and is now Chair of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Since leaving the Australian Public Service he has become a non-executive Director of AMP Ltd, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and is the Chairperson of a small venture capital start-up, QuintessenceLabs. He is also actively involved in the non-profit sector and is a Director of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and the General Sir John Monash Foundation. As Chancellor he chairs the Board of Trustees of the University of Western Sydney.