Peter Day has a background in finance, strategy and general management, having worked in mining, manufacturing, food, and financial and regulatory services across Australia and internationally.
He has held senior executive and executive director positions, mainly with the Rio Tinto Group and Bonlac Foods. He was chief financial officer for Amcor for seven years until 2007. Peter is a former chairman of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and was deputy chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for two years.
He is currently a non-executive director or chair of a number of listed organisations, including Alumina, Ansell, and Australian Unity Office Fund. He is a director of South East Water Corporation.
He has served as chair of Orbital Corporation and Centro Retail Trust (which became Federation Centres and subsequently Vicinity – emerging from a then near-catastrophic financial restructure). His past directorships also include SAI Global and Boart Longyear (again during a financial restructure), and he served as chair of APRA’s Audit and Risk Committee for five years. He has served as member or chair on audit, risk, sustainability, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and remuneration committees.
He has also supported professional education initiatives plus health and disability services through board and volunteer roles.
Peter lives in Melbourne, is married to Angela, with two children and four grandchildren.