Partner, Client Lead Partner - Defence Account, PwC Australia
Tony Peake is the National Government and Public Sector Leader; and focuses on the education sector.
A former Managing Partner of PwC's Melbourne office, Tony has been with PwC Australia for over two decades. His experience has seen him work across a spectrum of finance, governance and managerial roles, including CEO of economy at PwC Australia.
With extensive board expertise in the not-for-profit sector, Tony has applied his working background and experience to a wide cross section of organisational and charity boards, including government, education, finance transformation, operations and the arts sectors. He is currently Board Director and Treasurer of Methodist Ladies' College Limited; Council Member of the University of Melbourne; Director of Melbourne University Publishing; and, Advisor to the Trustees of the Marian and EH Flack Trust.
Tony's commitment to improving and working for the betterment of significant causes has also seen him previously serve as Board Director and Treasurer of the Melbourne Festival; Chair of the MU Student Union Limited; Non-executive Director of The Australian Embassy for the Timor-Leste Fund; Member of Council for the University of Melbourne's International House; on the Board of Partners at PwC Australia; an Advisory Board Member for the Committee for Melbourne and The Centre for Social Impact; Trustee of CEDA Victoria; and, Foundation Partner & Steering Committee Member for Melbourne Earth Hour.
Tony has been Mentor to the Principal of Gilmore Girl's School, Footscray, as part of the Australian Business Community Network's Partners in Learning Program and provided advice to a young person with a disability as a Leadership Plus Mentor.
In 2010, Tony Peake was elevated to Victorian Fellow status by the Institute of Public Administration Australia as recognition for his contribution to public administration in Victoria as a consultant and business leader. He is also a Fellow of Leadership Victoria's Williamson Community Leadership Program and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He is a graduate of RMIT's Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Economics).
Tony is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and lives with his wife and two daughters in Melbourne.
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