Hon Peter Collins AM QC
Peter Collins is the most prominent NSW Liberal Party identity working in the government relations industry in Sydney. He was the founding Managing Director of Barton Deakin in 2010 and continues in his executive role as national Chairman of the company.
Peter has a lifelong commitment to the success of the Liberal Party in NSW and around Australia.
He was Leader of the Opposition (and leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party) for more than three years from April 1995. Prior to this, he was one of the most senior ministers in the seven year Greiner/Fahey Coalition Government. He delivered two budgets as Treasurer of NSW in 1993 and 1994 and served terms as the Minister for Health, Attorney General, Minister for State Development, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Consumer Affairs between 1988 and 1993. He was a member of the NSW Parliament for more than 22 years.
Prior to entering Parliament, Peter was a barrister-at-law, working out of Edmund Barton Chambers. Earlier, he worked as an ABC television journalist, PR manager for the NSW Liberal Party and opened his own communications consultancy.
As a Captain in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve, Peter is one of the highest-ranked officers in the Navy Reserve and served a three month operational deployment in Iraq in 2007 for which he received the US Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Peter currently plays an active role in funds management and serves on several boards including holding the position of Chairman of Industry Super Australia.
Peter was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004.
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