Peta has more than 20 years’ experience with the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council, private sector and the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).
She has a breadth of both executive and operational experience, and a clear understanding of how government, its policies, and processes work.
Peta led negotiations on behalf of all councils while at the LGAQ for the development of Queensland’s first Environmental Protection Act. She also managed the initial formation of the Chief Executive Officers’ Forum, working collaboratively on regional projects as part of the Council of Mayors of South East Queensland.
Peta was a driver of the microeconomic reform of local governments while working for the Queensland Government, with a focus on financial sustainability and capacity-building campaigns for all councils.
She is a strong advocate for the Bundaberg and Wide Bay Burnett region and, since moving back to the region, established her own management consultancy service, Luminous Project Services. Through this, she delivers a range of economic development, leadership and advocacy services for the public and private sector.
Peta is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Master of Science in Environmental Management and Bachelor of Arts (Honours).
As part of her role, she Chairs the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Board’s Executive Committee and is a member of the Audit & Risk, Safety & Quality and Finance Committees. She is also a Director on the Gladstone Ports Corporation Board and a member of its Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee and People, Performance and Culture Committee.