Peter Fitzpatrick AM is widely respected and recognised for the outstanding contributions made during his professional life at the helm of two peak bodies as the chief executive for the legal profession and the motor industry. Prior to this, Mr Fitzpatrick had a distinguished 20-year military career including service with the elite Special Air Service (SASR) Regiment as an Australian Army Officer, taking early retirement with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1997, he was a strategic adviser to then Prime Minister, John Howard. For the past few years, Mr Fitzpatrick was coach and mentor of a group of 18 high performing chief executives committed to leading profitable and effective companies. He is currently a director on seven boards and chair of four. The boards are a mix of for profit and not for profit organisations. He has also recently finished a four-year term as chair of the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention. Mr Fitzpatrick is chair of the Bravery Trust which provides support and financial assistance to veterans from the Afghanistan and Gulf Wars, and the widows and children of deceased veterans. He is an adviser and Patron to a number of Veterans and mental health organisations, and provides training for the indigenous community. Mr Fitzpatrick facilitates four modules on the company directors’ course for local government and for not for profit and registered organisations on governance, board performance finance, strategy, risk and leadership. He is a graduate of the Company Directors Course and has an advanced diploma in Company Directorship having completed the Mastery of the Boardroom qualification. Mr Fitzpatrick was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 1984 and was a state finalist for Australian of the Year in 2008-09.