On Friday 26th January 2018, UOWE Board Chairman, Peter Robson was awarded an AO by the Council of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to business through research and development in government advisory and leadership roles in the manufacturing and industrial relations sectors, and to engineering.
Peter was appointed to the UOWE Board in 2003 and has been the Chairman since 2010. Peter has played a pivotal role in shaping our organisation as one of the preeminent Australian tertiary education providers on a global scale. He has made a significant and long-standing contribution to the growth and development of quality Australian higher and vocational education both domestically and in offshore markets. His commitment to provide alternative pathways to university for low-socio economic groups and international students is reflected in his commitment to the mission of UOW College. Peter has had a long and distinguished track record of service to Australian industry and employment and holds a number of key positions outside of UOWE which are varied and reflect his continuing passion for innovation and excellence.