Peter Barker


Peter Barker is a senior finance executive with more than 30 years’ experience with multinational corporations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA.

Currently, Peter is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Company Secretary of ASX listed Cardno Ltd. Prior to this he was the CFO of Computershare Ltd and before that held senior financial leadership positions with global corporations including BHP and Cisco Systems.

Initially appointed to the PMSA’s Audit, Finance and Risk Committee, Peter was appointed to the PMSA Board by the Uniting Church. 

He will be a valuable addition to both the Board and the AFR Committee drawing on his experience as a Company Secretary and Board sub-committee Chair as well as his governance experience.

A proud BBC Old Collegian and Vice Captain of his year in 1985, Peter is passionate about the important role education creates for young people. He believes the PMSA is instrumental in creating a level of humility among the students to reflect the privilege of independent education.

Key current and previous appointments and roles include:

  • PMSA Board Chair (first appointed 2020, current term until 2023)
  • Member – PMSA Audit, Finance and Risk Committee (appointed 2020)
  • Board member and Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee, mental health not-for-profit – Grow
  • Fellow – CPA Australia
  • Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors
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