Mr Peter McDonald

Method of Appointment

Council appointed

Membership Tenure

Appointed 10/09/2012 to 31/12/2014.

Reappointed to 31/12/2017.

Current Committees

  • Finance and Resources Committee (Chair)
  • Corporate Governance Audit Risk Committee

Professional background/experience

Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Politics)
Master of Professional Accounting
Fellow, CPA Australia
Fellow, Australian Health Services Financial Management Association
Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Peter currently works at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service as the Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Performance.  He is responsible for strategic & business planning; risk management, insurance & business continuity; performance analysis and KPI reporting; government relations and contracts; strategic policy development; public relations and internal communications; business process improvement; international networking & humanitarian blood programs.

Peter's previous roles include Acting Chief Executive and Executive Director, Finance at Alfred Health (2005 - 2009), Executive Director of Finance at Austin Health (1998 -2005) and various senior executive positions with the Victorian Government.