Peter Wade started his career with the NSW Public Service managing the construction, building, and operation of significant infrastructure projects such as the Port Kembla coal loader and grain terminals in Newcastle and Wollongong. Mr Wade was also a deputy director for the Darling Harbour Redevelopment construction project. Subsequently, as an executive of the Transfield Group, Mr Wade was responsible for a number of significant construction, building, and operation projects including the Melbourne City Link, the Airport Link, the Northside Storage Tunnel, and the Collinsville and Smithfield Power Plants. Mr Wade has been the managing director of Crushing Services Pty Ltd and PIHA Pty Ltd since 1999 and Minerals International since 2002 (now all wholly-owned subsidiaries of Mineral Resources). In 2006, with the formation and listing of Mineral Resources, Mr Wade was appointed managing director, and became executive chair in 2008.