With over 30 years’ experience, Peter Rekers is professionally recognised as being one of the most experienced and polished crisis management specialists in Australia. His experience stretches from developing crisis management communications plans, systems and risk management systems for companies, to operational experience in war zones as a senior communications officer, to coordinating the communication strategy for Tropical Cyclone Larry for the Queensland Government.

He has held senior management roles at Brisbane City Council and State and Federal Departments and was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast where he lectured in crisis and issues management from 2008 – 2011.

Peter was a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve and completed two operational postings in 2003 to Iraq as a Public Affairs officer including being deployed to Baghdad as the Coalition Media Director at the Coalition Press Information Center, coordinating all media relations, media conferences and services for the Coalition in Iraq. This included media management during the 2003 UN Headquarters bombing.

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