Peter Wilkinson

Peter is the chair of Wilkinson Butler and Managing Director of Wilkinson Group.


Over 30 years Peter became a respected newsman, working on programs including on earlier version of the ABC’s 7:30 and Four Corners, and then Channel Nine’s ACA and 60 Minutes.

Peter co-founded Wilkinson Group with Claire Wilkinson in 2002 after anticipating the disruption by the Internet on television. In mid-2013 Peter and Claire sold much of the business to employees who set up Wilkinson Butler, which Peter later joined as Chair.

He has been a member of four industry task forces, strengthening relationships between industry and government.

Crisis PR

As a crisis & recovery expert, Peter has achieved successful outcomes including cyber-security attacks, sexual abuse/harassment, media attacks, industry restructures, product recalls, court cases and judicial inquiries, pollution spills, extortion/blackmail, and countering damaging industry or activist campaigns. Peter is also an expert in risk and crisis simulations.

Corporate Affairs

Peter gives corporate affairs advice to a number of long term clients across a broad range of sectors, supported by experienced staff at Wilkinson Butler. He is expert in complex community engagements and internally assisting leaders with cultural development and resilience.

Alliance for Journalists' Freedom

Advocating to governments to strengthen a robust and free media in Australia as essential for a healthy democracy, and for a freer press and journalists’ safety in the Asia Pacific region –

Global Communications Alliance

An organisation of independent corporate affairs and public affairs agencies, all specialists in crisis communications; connects us to the world.