Peter Stewart is a seasoned executive and Chief Executive Officer of PQSA, possessing a unique blend of clinical and corporate expertise. With over 30 years of experience in human services, Peter's passion for improving the lives of those living with disabilities is evident in his exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and impressive track record for exceeding business objectives.
Peter's professional journey began as a Registered Nurse and later pursued further education, attaining a Bachelor of Nursing (Post Registration) and a Master of Clinical Rehabilitation. His tenure at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre provided him with valuable insights into what motivates and nurtures individuals living with Spinal Cord Injury. During his nursing career, he received recognition for his work, being the first nurse awarded the Best Scientific Paper at the Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Society Meeting.
Peter's prolific career took a new direction when he entered the lecture sphere at Flinders University and in South-East Asia and then business management. With his extensive experience in South Australia's Spinal Cord Injury service, Peter's strong affiliation with PQSA has always been apparent. As CEO, he takes pride in delivering safe and quality services to PQSA clients, including the innovative HomeCare+ program, across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.
Peter's leadership style is people-centric, with a focus on motivating and nurturing the workforce to perform to a higher standard. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has served as Deputy Chair of the NDIS South Australian State Committee, and is the current Chair of the South Australian Quality and Safeguarding Community of Practice board.
Outside his professional life, Peter's passion for football is undeniable – being a loyal supporter of the Liverpool FC in the English Premier League, as well as Port Adelaide Football Club in the AFL. When not cheering on his favourite teams, he enjoys spending time with his family and their two dogs, performing live music, hiking around Adelaide's local conservation parks and watching the latest movies.