Australia Korea Business Council | Peter Grey
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Peter Grey

Mr. Peter Grey is the Senior Adviser for International Business Engagement at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Mr. Grey has served as the Chief Executive Officer at The Australian Trade Commission and has held a range of senior positions within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, being appointed Deputy Secretary in 1994. Mr. Grey has been at the centre of the development and implementation of Australian trade policy and negotiations since the early nineties with his career almost exclusively at the interface between government and business, both internationally and in Australia. 

He served as Chief Negotiator for the Japan Australia Free Trade Agreement and has represented the Department on the Australia China Council, the Australian Japan Foundation and the Australia Korea Foundation. From 1994 to 1998, he was Australia’s senior APEC official and first Ambassador for APEC and Australia’s lead negotiator on WTO matters (1994 to 1998 and 2001 to 2003), positions held concurrently as Deputy Secretary.

Mr. Grey has extensive experience both in Australia and overseas in prosecuting Australia’s trade and commercial relationships. He has been Non-Executive Chairman of MLC Limited since October 3, 2016. He is also a member of the “Commission on Regional Trade” established by the Asia Society Policy Institute in Washington DC.  He has served on a wide range of boards and is on the Board of the Asia Society, the European Australian Business Council and the Executive Committee of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee.

Mr Grey has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Sydney University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford.