Peter MaloneyPublic Trustee Chairman Craig Stephens has paid tribute to long-standing CEO, Peter Maloney, who has announced his retirement from the organisation after more than 30 years of dedicated service to the industry.

Mr Stephens said Mr Maloney had led the organisation as CEO for the past 11 years, during a time of considerable change in the function of the Public Trustee.

“During Peter’s term as CEO we have seen a shift in our client base, requiring him to undertake continuous reviews of our service delivery, as well as the sale of our previous premises in order to concentrate on our core business – all while dealing with the ramifications of the global financial crisis,” Mr Stephens said.

“Peter has always been able to understand these and other issues for what they are and how they impact the Public Trustee and our clients, and has provided invaluable advice and guidance to the Board.”

Mr Stephens said Mr Maloney had been a long-standing advocate for older Tasmanians, working to stem the issue of elder abuse in Tasmania as well as various other issues around the state.

“In short, Peter has been a great asset to the Public Trustee and will be sorely missed by all,” he said.

Mr Maloney first joined the Public Trustee as a Board member, becoming a Director in 1996 – a position he has held continually since then and which ends with his CEO contract, making him the longest serving Director in the organisation’s history.

Other honorary positions held include Director of the Board of Management at the Australian Institute of Criminology, Member of the Criminology Research Council, Director of the Law Foundation of Tasmania and Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board.

“I know this won’t be the last we see of Peter, but in the meantime I have no doubt he and his wife Julie will enjoy some well-deserved time out,” Mr Stephens said.

“I would like to thank Peter for his efforts at the Public Trustee over more than a decade and note his greater role in the public service over a long and successful career and wish him all the best for a long and enjoyable retirement.”