Peter Carter has worked internationally in healthcare quality and safety in developed and developing countries for 30 years. His particular areas of interest are organisation for quality improvement, education, innovation, the challenges of an ageing population and resourcing developing countries to enable quality enhancement.
For sixteen years Peter was CEO of the specialist medical colleges of psychiatrists and surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (with strong international links, especially in Asia) working to incorporate quality improvement into training programs and professional development and building research capacity.
In addition Peter has held senior positions in universities and colleges, both in management and teaching roles. In 2008/2009 and again from 2011 Peter was acting CEO then CEO of ISQua for five years during which time ISQua completed a move from Australia to Dublin and underwent rapid expansion including the enhancement of existing and development of new programs, including Education, Low and Middle Income Countries and Innovation, and financial and management consolidation was achieved. He was honoured with Life Membership of ISQua in 2017.
Peter consults widely across healthcare quality and education and advises on quality management.
In line with his interest in developing countries, Peter was recently appointed Mentor and Patron of the Africa Institute for Quality, Safety and Accreditation whose job it is to address capacity gaps among frontline healthcare providers and stakeholders in healthcare in quality and safety. In addition to his ISQua Life Membership, Peter has been recognised for his contributions to healthcare by being made a Companion of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and awarded an Alumni Achievement Award of the University of New England. In his spare time Peter has interests in wool production in outback Australia and he likes to spend time on Australia’s beautiful beaches.