Peter Meurs was a prominent mining and engineering executive in Perth before retiring from business in April 2016 to take a senior international role with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His most recent role was executive director and director developments at Fortescue Metals Group. Mr Meurs joined Fortescue in 2010 to take control of expansion and development projects, and joined the board in 2013. Prior to that, he was a founder and managing director of WorleyParsons and a mechanical engineer at Esso Australia. Mr Meurs is a finalist in the Professions Award category of the 2019 Western Australian Of The Year Awards.