Peter Wills AC


Peter Wills has been involved in property development and business management for over 40 years and is widely acknowledged as a prominent leader in the Australian property industry. In addition to his property experience, he has had an influential role in furthering Australia's health and medical research sector.

Having become Chairman of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in the early 1990s, he was appointed by the Federal Government as Chairman of the Health and Medical Research Strategic Review (Wills Review) in 1998, which contributed significantly to major funding increases and restructuring of the sector generally. Following this review, he was appointed Chairman of the Australian Research Council and was a Member of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovations Council (PMSEIC). In 2001, he was awarded as a Companion of the General Division of the Order of Australia.