Peter Root is the Chair of GML Heritage.
He is the founder and managing director of Root Partnerships Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s leading national advisory and project management consulting businesses providing services to a diverse range of sectors. Peter has been an Executive Director of his own business since its inception in 1994, and served on the Heritage and Collections Committee of the Sydney Living Museums for three years.
Over the past 35 years Peter and his company have played leading roles in the conceptualisation, feasibility, delivery and operational planning of numerous major civic and cultural developments. Outside of his work in Australia’s cultural sector Peter has led major capital investments in the Aviation, Industrial, Education, Transport, Logistics and Tourism infrastructure sectors.
Peter’s career has necessarily involved effective high-level engagement and communication with Federal and State Governments, with leaders in finance, commercial law, architecture, engineering and construction and with a very wide range of clients, their business operations and their relevant governance structures.
Throughout his career, Peter has focussed on and honed his capacity to lead through the successful blending of clear, accountable and insightful commercial management with the optimisation of creative, cultural, technical and operational outcomes.
Peter holds an undergraduate Degree in Building and a Masters Degree in Building Conservation from the University of NSW and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Of his appointment to the Board of GML, he says:
This is an opportunity to work closely with a firm that I have admired for some time and with whom I feel a very strong alignment. My career has been built in part, on my qualifications and deep interest in the built environment and the role it plays in our history, our culture and our futures. I am excited by the opportunity to add value to GML at this point in its history.