Peter Burns

Peter Burns

Chief Executive Officer

Hi I’m Peter and I am the Chief Executive of SALT. I believe that in today’s world, no amount of short-term brilliance can have a positive cultural impact like sport. I know that making a positive difference in our society relies on people living with hope, justice and opportunity; a future where we can all enjoy mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.


Previously I was the Chief Executive of the YMCA Victoria Group, which I led through a time of unprecedented growth and diversification. I have extensive experience in global and national affairs and am proud to be a member of many community based not-for-profit organisations.


I have completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and am a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. I hold a Master of Professional Education and Training; Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation; Bachelor of Education; Graduate Certificate in Business Management, and Graduate Certificate Action Learning.


A proud father of three independent, thriving and passionate young adults, my wife, Maree and I live in Melbourne, where we enjoy active community life.


One fun fact about me is that my earlobes are each different shapes.

The future of our world future depends on the ideas, energy and voice of the group with the most to benefit; and the most to lose; young people. Everything else will follow.

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