Peter Colby

Former Director and CEO of major companies including Sony Foundation.


Peter has an extensive background in managing global businesses. He was educated in Broadcast and Electronic Engineering at the ABC and RMIT and was part of the group that developed Australia’s first computer-controlled film and television editing systems.

In 1986 he became the Director of Operations for Disctronics and established Australia’s first optical media manufacturing facility in Melbourne. This became a global operation, with manufacturing in the UK, USA, and Australia.
Following a stint living overseas, he moved into the position of Managing Director of Sony Broadcast and Professional Services for Australia, NZ, and the Pacific.

He purchased a small farm in Rosebank and commuted to Sydney weekly from Lismore as he moved into the role of Managing Director of Sony DADC Australia and New Zealand. Peter was also appointed to the Board of Directors for the Sony Foundation.

Not to be one to ignore a challenge, he was also appointed to the position of President of Sony DADC Global Services and commuted to offices in London and New York.

Peter retired in 2016 and currently keeps occupied with local interests, including being a founding director of Enova Community Energy.