Curator Creatives Get Cooperative, Principal, Social Enterprise Services Australia & Chair Mercury Co-op Ltd.
Peter Tregilgas is a Master of Business (Arts & Cultural Management) and has skills and experience in creative and social innovation, encompassing regional development, arts management, festival coordination, capital projects and social enterprise.
Director of the orginal creative disruptor the Adelaide Festival Fringe and inaugural Director of Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute and Arts Access SA. Festival Consultant to the Victorian Tourism Commission instrumental in developing the Melbourne International Festival and Comedy Festival.
Peter’s current specialist focus is Cooperatives and Social Enterprises and has produced the definitive publications “Social Enterprise in Australia” and “Cooperatives in Australia”. He works closely with the key peak association Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals.
Peter is the founder of Social Enterprise Services Australia encouraging sustainable market based trading with a social outcome and an operating philosophy of Mainstream, Make Money and Make a difference. In 2015 Peter was invited to Chair the Mercury Co-operative, which brings together a network of specialist associates to build collaborative enterprises through evidence based research, strategic advice, communication and organisational structure.