Former TV news presenter/ broadcaster/ master of ceremonies/ actor/ university lecturer
Peter was born in Perth and attended the University of W.A. He worked for the ABC in Perth writing and presenting radio and television programmes for over 30 years commencing in 1966.
At the ABC he was involved in all aspects of broadcasting performance, on both radio and television encompassing newsreading, compering, continuity announcing, interviewing, hosting talkback radio, specialist music presentation, commentating on special events, presenting current affairs and education programmes, narration, acting and journalism.
During his time at the ABC Peter became one of Perth’s best known newsreaders through his nightly presentation of ABC TV’s 7p.m. news service. He has announced the deaths of presidents, political upheavals, the end of civil wars and dramatic rescues by the dozen.
After 34 years at the ABC Peter was lured to commercial TV by Channel Nine as presenter of their 6p.m. news bulletin. After four years in this role Peter retired from TV and has now turned his attention to his love of acting and teaching. He was a lecturer on broadcasting at Edith Cowan University and has taken on a number of leading acting roles in theatre productions.
Peter is also an accomplished and polished master of ceremonies who has hosted numerous government and corporate events such as W.A. Tourism Awards, Walkley Awards, Leeuwin Estate Concerts, Master Builders Association Home of the Year Awards, Festival of Perth opening concert, W.A. Symphony Orchestra at Perth Concert Hall, Professional Photographers’ Institute Awards, BHP Billiton Wheelarra Signing Ceremony, BHP Iron Ore JFE Western Joint Venture Launch, plus many others.
As an actor Peter has also appeared in numerous record breaking theatre productions, films, television and radio dramas. He was also on the Steering Committee to establish the State Theatre Company of Western Australia.
Accolades from previous speaking engagements
“Peter’s ability to control proceedings as an MC, along with his professionalism and competence, engenders confidence to all, especially the organisers!!”
Robyn Miller, BHP Billiton Iron Ore
“Peter was extremely professional and did a great job as MC or our annual awards dinner.. His experience was invaluable.”
Barry Thornton. Australian Medical Association
“Peter is an extremely polished and professional MC, and I would definitely recommend him, and use him again.”
Samantha Higgins, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
“Peter was fantastic – very professional and a pleasure to deal with. Delegate feedback stated he was one of the seminar highlights. Excellent MC.”
Lexie Duncan. EventEdge & Congress West