Vale Peter Taylor, engineering leader
Many Professionals Australia members will be saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Broughton Taylor who lost his battle with cancer on 20 January.
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Peter was a member of Professionals Australia for more than 30 years and made an outstanding contribution to the engineering profession through Professionals Australia and other engineering bodies.
Peter graduated from the University of Queensland in 1968 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and started his respected engineering career with the Australian Army.
He then commenced work in a range of engineering roles in local governments in Tasmania, joined Professionals Australia in 1978 and was elected President of Professionals Australia's Local Government Engineers Group for the state shortly afterwards.
He then moved back to Queensland where he took on a range of senior engineering roles and rose through the ranks to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Toowoomba City Council in 1999.
While in Queensland he also served at the state's president of the Institute of Public Works Engineering, Australia.
During this time he worked with Professionals Australia on various work value cases that resulted in better recognition and pay for local government engineers.
Peter went on to become the Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Australia from 2004 to 2011.
Professionals Australia passes on its condolences to Peter's wife, Barbara and also to his children Penny, Nick and Kate.
We thank him for his outstanding work on behalf of Australia's engineers.
Peter will be remembered at a private ceremony in Canberra today where attendees have been encouraged to share the many happy stories surrounding Peter Taylor's distinguished life.