Peter Hunt AM
Investment banker and engaged philanthropist.
Peter is an active philanthropist involved in funding, developing and scaling social sector organisations which seek to create a better and fairer world.
As an investment banker Peter advised local and multi‐national companies and governments in Australia for nearly 35 years. Peter co-founded one of Australia’s leading investment banking advisory firms, Caliburn Partnership in 1999, and was Executive Chairman until its sale to Greenhill & Co (an American investment bank listed on the New York Stock Exchange) in 2009. After the sale Peter continued as Chairman of Greenhill Australia before resigning from the Firm in 2018 to concentrate on his philanthropic activities.
Peter established Women’s Community Shelters in 2011 and is chairman of So They Can, Grameen Australia and Grameen Australia Philippines as well as Mind Medicine Australia which he established with his wife, Tania de Jong, in 2018. Peter is an Advisory Board member of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and also acts as a pro bono adviser to Creativity Australia, a social inclusion charity founded by his wife, Tania de Jong.
Previous social sector roles have included Chairman of the AMP Foundation, Chairman of the Australian String Quartet, Trustee of St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation (medical research), Trustee of the Anindilyakwa Indigenous Mining Trust (for the traditional owners of Groote Island) and a director of Odyssey House (drug rehabilitation) and The Ethics Centre.
Peter was made a member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2010 for services to the philanthropic sector.