Peter O'Byrne - Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

Peter O'Byrne - Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

Peter O'Bryne

Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
Advisory Committee Member

Peter is an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics, who’s current Directorships include:

  • International Governance and Performance Research Centre
  • NSW Government's Export and Investment Advisory Council
  • National Vice Chairman, Australia India Business Council Ltd

He has extensive experience in trade and investment development across Asia and the Pacific as Chief Executive of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) for almost eight years. He has been closely involved with international market development services including responsibility for trade offices in China, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Zealand and Europe as well as the sponsorship of Australian trade and investment in the Pacific Island countries. He has also had line management responsibility for the offices, companies and trading operations of the large consumer goods company Reckitt & Colman.

His relevant areas of expertise for this review include:

  • Strategy development and implementation for regional export and investment activities
  • Organisation review and restructuring of both government and private entities
  • Project management, risk assessment, activity evaluation and change management
  • Performance improvement and measurement
  • Policy and programme development
  • Stakeholder consultation and involvement.

Peter has held top management roles in both the public and private sectors, including:

  • Managing Director, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) from 2002 to end 2009
  • Managing Director, Australian Hearing Services a major health services network
  • Regional Director for Asia, Reckitt & Colman a large international consumer goods company

Peter’s policy experience provides unique insights into community issues and the drivers of successful interaction between government, the broader community and business. He has been a Council Member of:

  • The Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC),
  • Australia’s Trade Policy Advisory Committee
  • Asian Trade Promotion Forum
  • Australian International Cultural Council
  • A Cooperative Research Centre
  • Companies throughout Asia and the Pacific.
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