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Hon. Peter Costello AC

Hon. Peter Costello AC

Mr Peter Costello is a Company Director and a Corporate Advisor with the boutique firm ECG Financial Pty Ltd which advises on mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, competition and regulatory issues. Mr Costello was the longest serving Treasurer in Australia's history.

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Hon. Peter Costello AC's Biography

From 1990 – 2009 Peter Costello served as a Member of the Australian House of Representatives and was Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia from March 1996 to December 2007. 

He delivered twelve federal budgets including ten surpluses.  During this period Australia’s Sovereign Credit Rating was updated twice to its current AAA rating.

Mr Costello set up Australia’s system of financial regulation establishing the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). He also established the Takeovers Panel.

In 2006, after Government debt was eliminated in net terms, Mr Costello initiated the Australian Future Fund.  From its original deposit, the Future Fund has grown to hold around $170 billion in assets.

Mr Costello has served on the IMF Committee, as a World Bank Governor and Chairman of the Global Group of 20 Finance Ministers & Central Bankers (G-20).

After leaving politics in 2009, Mr Costello joined a number of international and domestic boards and was chair of the Independent Advisory Board to the World Bank.

Mr Costello is currently Chairman of the Future Fund. He is also Chairman of the Nine Entertainment Corporation.


Peter Costello’s expertise lies in tailoring all his presentations across areas of business, finance, politics and international affairs. His keynotes are entertaining, insightful and highly sought after in the corporate arena.


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