Peter Loxton
Founder and Principal

Peter's Profile

Peter Loxton has had a large number and wide range of significant consulting roles since establishing the company, Peter Loxton and Associates Pty Ltd, in March 2008. He has been retained by CEOs and senior managers of major organisations in both the private and public sector to provide high level analysis and strategic advice. His projects so far have required effective consultation with many stakeholders at CEO and senior levels from government, business, non-government and the community, from around Australia and overseas.

The issues covered so far have been important, complex and challenging. Peter is pleased to have already been commissioned to provide a range of consultancies on issues including: future policy and strategy options for the arts and cultural institutions; economic development; innovation; education; communications and marketing; executive recruitment; public and maritime safety; telecommunications infrastructure; Indigenous matters; governance; veterans affairs; major event promotion; planning for international sports; future options for museums; and large building development with strategic space utilisation.

Appropriate details, taking account of confidentiality, of projects and organisations with whom Peter Loxton and Associates has worked can be provided on request.

Peter retired from the NSW Government at the end of February 2008 after more than ten years as Assistant Director General in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. He completed a successful 40-year career in public service, including 26 years in senior management.

Peter held several senior roles over 16 years with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), including as Manager Radio Victoria, Controller General Programs (Radio), Controller Radio National and ABC FM, General Manager Metropolitan and Regional Stations and Triple J, Head of ABC Radio, Head of Technology Strategy, and Head of Olympics Strategy.

In NSW Government, Peter held four roles as Assistant Director General in Premier’s, covering most areas of the agency’s responsibility. His responsibilities included Strategic Projects, Public Sector Management and e-Government, Service Delivery Improvement, and Performance Measurement and Review. He also acted as Director General in five agencies, including his last four months as Director General of the Arts, Sport and Recreation.

Peter has worked extensively with many people throughout the world in government, business, media, community and the non-government sector on a vast range of social, economic, infrastructure, environmental and creative projects and issues. He is experienced in dealing with complexity, tension and ambiguity, and working with a diverse range of stakeholders. Peter is enthusiastic about being actively involved with ideas, innovation, strategy, leadership and communication, to make important things happen.


Peter's Capability Statement

A proven, highly experienced senior executive with proven management success in a wide variety of fields at international, national, state and local levels. Strong leadership qualities, including honesty and integrity, and management skills, with a strategic, innovative focus on action and results. A collaborative style, with clear goals, commitment to quality, and effective communication.


Peter's Summary CV


PETER LOXTON and ASSOCIATES Pty Ltd (2008 – continuing)

Managing Director (March 2008 – continuing)

High-level strategic analysis, reviews, governance & mentoring for government & business


Chair, NSW Health Pathology (December 2016 - continuing) 4 year appointment

Carriageworks Board of Directors (2011 - 2015), including as Chair (2014 - 2015)

Digital Sydney (strategy, advice & action to stimulate the Digital Economy) (2010 - 2011)

Museums & Galleries NSW Board of Directors Deputy Chair (2009 - 2011)

Sydney Festival Board (2006 - 2008) Director (Represented Premier & Acting Chair)

State Records Authority Board (2003 - 2006) Deputy Chair


KPMG (2008-2009)

Director, Government KPMG (part-time) (Oct 2008 – Sept 2009)


Acting Director General (November 2007 – February 2008)


Assistant Director General, Strategic Projects Division (July 2004 – October 2007)
Assistant Director General, Service Delivery Improvement, & Performance Measurement & Review (July 2003 – June 2004)
Assistant Director General, Public Sector Management (July 2002 – June 2003)
Assistant Director General, Strategic Projects Division (Sept 1997 – June 2002)

During this time acted as Director General Premier’s Department, Director General Ageing and Disability, Director General Ministry of Science and Medical Research and Director General Department of Energy Utilities and Sustainability, as well as Deputy Director General Department of Community Services.


Head ABC Olympics Strategy (May 1997 – Sept 1997)
Head ABC Technology Strategy (Sept 1996 – May 1997)
Head ABC Radio (February 1992 – September 1996)

During this time acted as Managing Director, Deputy MD and Head ABC Television

General Manager Metropolitan and Regional Stations and Triple J (Oct 1987 – Feb 1992)
Controller Radio National and ABC FM (June 1987 – Oct 1987)
Controller General Programs (Radio) (May 1986 – June 1987)
Radio Manager Victoria, Melbourne (Feb 1984 – May 1986)
Manager 3LO, Melbourne (Oct 1982 – Feb 1984)
Supervisor Radio, Newcastle (Feb 1981 – Oct 1982)
Rural Reporter Rockhampton, Longreach, Darwin and Newcastle (1973 – 1981)


Cadet Journalist/Information Officer (Radio), Brisbane. (1969 – 1973)
Agricultural Research Cadet, Toowoomba. (1968)


Bachelor of Arts (Double Major Government) University of Queensland Brisbane (1972)
Senior Public Examination (HSC) Church of England Grammar School Brisbane (1967)