WAMSI welcomes new Chair

Peter Millington B.Sc.(Hons); M.Env.St.; M.Sc; FAICD

Before taking up the appointment as WAMSI Chair Peter was Chief Executive Officer, ChemCentre, Western Australia’s main chemistry centre.

He was responsible for the State’s chemical research across six areas: forensics, environmental health, emergencies and crises, food and agriculture, bioanalyses and occupational health. He was also responsible for collaborative and contract research services.

Prior to that Peter was the Acting Chief Executive Officer at the Department of Fisheries where between 1988 and 2008 he instituted a series of reforms to take WA’s fisheries into the future. He introduced new management arrangements for most of the commercial fisheries, implemented a framework for recreational fishing and increased the focus on habitat protection in the estuarine and marine environments.

He was also involved in policy development, monitoring and management of Commonwealth fisheries, and foreign fisheries operating in the Australian Fishing Zone and also convened two international conferences and Chaired many national committees.

Peter obtained a biological science degree at Flinders University and pursued his marine interests by undertaking an Honours degree in marine science at James Cook University. He obtained a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies at Adelaide University before obtaining an overseas study scholarship to undertake a Masters Degree in Marine Science at the University of British Columbia, specialising in fish population dynamics. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.