Treasurer of La Mama’s committee of Management since 2014, Peter Shaw has over 40 years experience within the book trade including retail, publishing and distribution.
During the 1980’s he was a Director and Managing Director of the Collins Booksellers group then started his own successful national book agency and distribution business, which he sold in 1998. Following a short time contemplating retirement, he joined international publisher Thames & Hudson as Managing Director of their Australian and New Zealand companies.
Peter retired from full time involvement with Thames & Hudson in 2012 but remains an external director with specific involvement in publishing contemporary art, design, architecture, graphic design and photography. Peter’s background embraces extensive commercial and financial accounting qualifications and business experience with a direct interest in the visual arts, particularly Australian emerging artists, architects and designers.