Peter Binks

VP, Industry & External Engagement at Griffith University

Dr. Peter Binks joined the University as Vice President (Industry and External Engagement) in November 2020. Peter is a former CEO of the Business Higher Education Round Table ( BHERT ), of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, of the Garnet Passe & Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation, and of Nanotechnology Victoria.

Peter worked at executive levels in Telstra Corporation, BHP Pty Ltd, and McKinsey & Company. He has also held board roles for energy technology firm Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited, and medtech startups Smileyscope Ltd and Nucleotrace. He was recently Partnerships Director for Skalata Ventures.

Peter studied quantum mechanics at the University of Tasmania, and completed a Doctor of Philosophy at Oxford University, addressing the structure of galaxies. He retains a commitment to science education, and has served on the Advisory Boards of In2science and the Institute of Railway Technology. He is a Director of Engagement Australia, and an advisor to the Centre for Policy Development.


  • VP, Industry & External Engagement

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