Peter Cooke has had a range of roles from farmer, to agribusiness consultant and policy contributor for Federal and State government. He began his career as a broadacre farmer in the Great Southern of Western Australia in the 1970-80s, was the CEO of the Kondinin Group in the 1980-90s, and since 1997 an agribusiness consultant and director of Agknowledge a small company providing management advice to a range of agribusiness companies and farming enterprises across Australia.
Peter has been a Fellow of the AICD since 1997. He spent six years as a Board member of Rural Adjustment and Finance Corporation, and was the Chair of the WA FarmBis program 1998-2008. He is a Board Member of Landcorp, and recently completed a term as Deputy Chair of Landgate and was Chair for Curtin’s International Institute for Agri-Food Security 2011-15 . He has the role as Independent Chair of four family farm Boards, and has recently Chaired a Ministerial Review Panel on the Future Directions for the Department of Agriculture and Food in Western Australia. Peter was a National Selector for the Australian Olympic Equestrian team from 1991 to 2013.
Agknowledge prepared the Review and Benefit Cost Analysis of the MSC for the Western Rock Lobster Industry in 2015 and a Risk Analysis of the Western Rock Lobster industry value chain in 2016.