Peter was born in Geelong and educated at Geelong College. He studied Civil Engineering at the Gordon Institute of Technology and Melbourne University, graduating in 1966. In 1972 he completed an MBA with distinction at Melbourne University. He studied philosophy under Fr. Eric Darcy and is an alumni of the Cranlana Colloquium and a member of the Mises Institute.
For thirty-five years, Peter managed Fenwick Software which he founded in 1976. In 2011, he established an employee shareholder scheme and six of his long-term staff now own seventy-five percent of the company; one of them, Greg Galloway, manages the business. Peter remains involved part-time as a director.
He has been married to Jill, a school teacher and author, since 1966. They have three sons and three grandchildren. He enjoys jazz, film and theatre, and plays tennis, royal tennis and chess.
He has written two books: The Fragility of Freedom: Why Subsidiarity Matters and Liberty at Risk: Tackling Today’s Political Problems. Both are published by Connor Court. His blogs appear on his website
Marion is a well-respected board director of high integrity, with over 20 years experience in chairing boards and committees. She has extensive executive experience across a variety of industries including telecommunications, technology, education, the health sector, government, banking, and logistics.
Marion has a deep understanding of complex business environments and how to provide strong commercial outcomes. As a past council member and current facilitator of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she has specialist governance, risk and strategy knowledge. She is a principal at Core Management Solutions (CMS) where client focused, innovative, effective solutions are a hallmark.
Marion holds an MBA (Melbourne Business School) and several other business and financial qualifications including her foundation degree; a Bachelor of Science (Aberdeen). She is also a Williamson Fellow (Leadership Victoria) and an active Rotarian.
Marion has initiated an AICD ‘hypothetical’ discussion series, the “Boards of Tomorrow”, looking at how boards need to change to meet the needs of the future. She also delivers the ‘Effective Director’ component of the NAB’s ‘Board Ready’ program, which won an EOWA award.
Peter has been in the Information Services industry for more than forty years with broad experience covering a number of industries working in both Australia and New Zealand. He holds an MBA from LaTrobe University. For seventeen years Peter headed and was a director of the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) a not-for-profit organisation with a mission of improving the performance of IT through the provision of project history data. He has served on a number of Boards of IT companies. In 2010 Peter became an non-executive director of Fenwick Software.
Peter has been a speaker at conferences in Australia, Asia, Europe, Brazil and the USA. He has had a number of articles published, covering key aspects of the Information Services industry. He is a past Chairman, Secretary and Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. He is a member of the Committee of Management of Writers Victoria.
Peter has compiled and edited five books, including: “Practical Software Project Estimation” published by McGraw-Hill. In his leisure time, Peter enjoys motor sport and writing.
Melanie joined the Board in August 2018, she is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has an MBA from Melbourne Business School, together with a Bachelor of Arts (honours), Diploma in Education, and qualifications in Project Management, Change Management, and Training & Assessment.
Melanie is a change and transformation leader with experience across industries, including financial services, government, education, transport, technology, FMCG, and food manufacturing and production. She is the Founder and Director of Three Chairs Consulting which provides consulting and advisory services in strategy, change and transformation. Melanie has held senior and executive roles in transformation, business integration, strategic partnerships and change management. Her sector experience includes public and not-for-profit.