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Australia Day Honours – Peter Hood ’66

Peter John Hood AO was recognised in the Australia Day Honours for his distinguished service to business and commerce at the state, national and international level, and to the resources sector.

Peter commenced at Ivanhoe Grammar School in Grade 5 1959 and completed Year 12 in 1966 as Dux of School. He was an active participant in the sports program, representing the School in swimming, athletics and the First XVIII football team, later playing for the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club. After school, Peter completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Chem) at the University of Melbourne and later graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Peter began his career at Kwinana Nickel Refinery, where he worked for 10 years as a Production Engineer. His career has subsequently included numerous senior management and CEO positions as well as board appointments. Notably, since 2009 he has been a Board Member of the International Chamber of Commerce Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

With his wife Anne-Marie, Peter resides in Western Australia and over the years he has attended several Buckley / Brown reunions and is a regular at our Perth reunions.