08 May 2009

Peter Rive


Maitland Boys High School 1958-59

Professional Life

After completing the Leaving Certificate at MBHS, took up a scholarship with the NSW Department of Agriculture to study Rural Science at the University of New England in Armidale.

Graduated in 1964 and worked the next five years with the Department as a District Livestock Officer in western NSW and later as a Research Officer in Wagga Wagga.

In 1970, joined the Commonwealth Department of Trade’s Trade Commissioner Service (later to become Austrade) and spent most of my remaining working life overseas representing Australia’s trade interests. The wide ranging work involved, amongst other things, compilation of commodity and market surveys for governments, industry associations and individual exporters, organising trade fairs, liaising with overseas government authorities and assisting in trade negotiations. Postings included Eastern Europe (from Vienna), Malaysia, The Netherlands, USA and Germany.

Personal Life

Married with four adult children.
Retired and living in Melbourne.
Involved with U3A and various sporting associations.
Trying to keep fit through tennis and cycling.
Hobbies include woodworking and tracing my family history.

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