The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates Peter Anderson on his appointment today as a Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission.
Mr Anderson, who served as CEO of the Australian Chamber between 2008 and 2014, was appointed to the position today by the Minister for Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash.
James Pearson, CEO of the Australian Chamber, said: “Peter Anderson served as CEO of this organisation with distinction; I am confident he will be a fine addition to the Fair Work Commission.
“Peter will take up his new position following extensive experience at the highest levels of national workplace relations and public policy.
“Prior to leading the Australian Chamber, Peter contributed to the development of workplace relations laws across three decades (including the Fair Work Act 2009), represented employers in negotiations, wage cases and safety net reviews, and represented retailers in his home state of South Australia.
“Peter also led the employers’ group in the International Labour Organisation’s Committee on Freedom of Association, through which he made a significant contribution to the protection of the rights of employers, employees and unions around the world. His considered and constructive approach in this difficult area garnered respect from employers, unions and governments globally.
“Leaders from the Australian Chamber network have made a considerable contribution to the Fair Work Commission and its predecessors over many decades. We look forward to Peter applying his legal and technical skills, and his understanding of business, to Fair Work Commission decisions.
“On behalf of the Australian Chamber – Australia’s largest and most representative business network – and Peter’s many colleagues and friends, I congratulate him on his appointment.”