Peter Grey

Independent Non-Executive Chairman
MLC Life Insurance

Peter was appointed President of the AJBCC in October 2021. He is the Independent Chairman of the Board of MLC Life Insurance. He is also a Director of the European Australian Business Council (EABC) and a member of the Asia Society Advisory Council.

Peter spent more than 40 years in the Federal Government in various roles including as the CEO of Austrade, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and as Australia’s Ambassador to Japan, the EU, WTO and our first Ambassador for APEC. He was also Australia’s Chief Trade Negotiator for a substantial period.

After leaving government, Peter served as Co-Chair of the Australian-Japan business group of Corrs Chambers Westgarth and was senior advisor international at Link Group. Previously, he has been a board member of the Australia Japan Foundation, the Australia China Council, the Council on Australia Latin America Relations, and the Australia Korea Business Council. He was awarded an Order of the Rising Sun with gold and silver stars from the Government of Japan in 2017.