Peter Tregilgas has skills and experience in creative and social innovation encompassing regional development, arts management, festival coordination, capital projects and social enterprise.

Peter is a specialist in Co-operatives and Social Enterprises. These are ventures which trade to fulfil their vision and mission by generating sustainable earned income to fulfil social goals. Peter has a Master of Business, Arts and Cultural Management (2006) and Graduate Diploma Arts Administration (1991) University of SA and has co-authored and produced two key publications: Social Enterprise in Australia and Cooperatives in Australia (a Manual).

Peter is a former Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (NSW), Director of the Adelaide Festival Fringe (the formative years 1980-84), Festival Consultant to the Victorian Tourism Commission (including working directly with South Australian icon Don Dunstan).

Peter is committed to several social causes. He was the inaugural Director of Tandanya – National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and Executive Director, Arts Access SA (Arts & Disability).

Peter established Social Enterprise Services Australia in 2014 to contribute to the growing interest from government and the corporate sector in the role of Social Enterprise and Co-operatives as a legitimate approach to corporate social responsibility, government economic development and aspirational community capacity building. He has coined the operating philosophy for Social Enterprise Services of:

Mainstream, Make Money and Make a difference