Profile – Peter Tregilgas (Principal) 

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

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 and was also the inaugural Director of Tandanya – National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and Executive Director, Arts Access SA (Arts & Disability).

Peter is a specialist in Cooperatives 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 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 Cooperatives 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. .

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PT Profile (with Resume) – Social Enterprise Services (Oct 15)