Peter Gollagher is a researcher and consultant intrigued by sport’s capacity to build climate and community resilience. Peter recently completed his master’s thesis at the University of Melbourne titled “Urban climate resilience and sporting events. A case study of the Australian Open.” In this thesis, he sort to understand how major sporting events in Melbourne, Australia could build urban climate resilience against increasing likelihood and intensity of extreme weather events. Peter and his academic supervisor, Dr Sebastian Fastenrath, University of Vienna, are now working towards publishing this research.
Peter recently joined PwC Australia as an ESG, Sustainability and Climate Change Associate and has relocated to his hometown and 2032 Olympic host city, Brisbane. Prior to this role and masters, Peter spent almost half a decade consulting in stakeholder engagement and social sustainability throughout eastern Australia on a wide range of infrastructure projects. Peter is a trained Climate Reality leader, former schools leader and mentor for World Vision Australia, and will this month conclude this role as the inaugural Chair of IAP2 Australasia’s Young and Emerging Professionals network.