Auditor-General Peter Acherstraat
23 April 2010 10:49:36
Peter Achterstraat was appointed the Auditor-General of New South Wales on 25 September 2006. Prior to this, he was the Chief Commissioner State Revenue for New South Wales from July 1999.
Before joining the New South Wales Office of State Revenue, Peter spent 20 years in the Australian Tax Office where he had a variety of roles. He was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Taxation with the Australian Taxation Office in 1987.
Peter holds an honours degree in economics as well as degrees in law and commerce from the Australian National University. In 1980, he was awarded the ANU PriceWaterhouse prize for accounting and was inducted into the ANU College of Business and Economics Hall of Fame in 2005.
Peter is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia, and a member of the Australian Institute of Management.
Peter was admitted to the Bar of the New South Wales Supreme Court in 1983 and a Barrister in the High Court of Australia in 1985.