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Peter Roberts

Senior Writer, Australian Financial Review Tim Lyons


Panel – Workplace Productivity – where do we go from here? 



Peter began his career in journalism at The Australian in Adelaide, and has held a wide variety of editorial and management roles in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Singapore, working mainly for Fairfax publications.

After founding an internet-based procurement service for small business,, he returned to Fairfax in 1999 as Managing Editor, Fairfax Business Media, Asia. In August, 2006 as Managing Editor, BRW he led its relocation to Sydney and relaunch with a new business focus.

Peter is a former director of the Australian Business Foundation, a non-profit funder of academic research into business innovation and competitiveness.

He is a former counsellor of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, a former member of the advisory board of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, and a former judge of the Cluines Ross award for science and technology.