The man behind the majority of Victoria’s recent major investments in sports infrastructure and major events, Dr. Peter Hertan, has joined Bastion Strategic and Global Outcomes (S&GO) as a Special Counsel, further enhancing our experience in the infrastructure and sport sector.
Peter brings more than two decades experience in the Victorian bureaucracy including more than a decade as Deputy Secretary, Sport and Recreation and General Manager, Major Sporting Events.
During this time Peter successfully managed key state sport capital works programs including the MCG Northern Stand redevelopment ($450m), AAMI Park rectangular stadium ($257m) and over $600m of upgrades to tennis and entertainment facilities at Melbourne Park. In addition Peter facilitated relationships across state, federal and territory government departments, delivered major events, orchestrated community development outcomes and furthered integrity in sport frameworks.
Bastion S&GO CEO Sean Sammon said he was excited that Peter had chosen to join as Special Counsel to share his experience with Bastion S&GO and Bastion Collective clients.
“Peter has consistently been held up as an expert in the sport and infrastructure space. His experience and history of success in delivering and enhancing sporting landmarks in Victoria speaks for itself. We are very lucky to have access to his expertise and experience,” Sean said.
Bastion Collective Executive Chairman Fergus Watts said Peter’s appointment continued the Bastion Collective’s focus of bringing together experts.
“For the last six years Bastion Collective has focused on bringing together a team of the most passionate and influential experts in Australia. Specialist expertise is what Bastion is all about and we couldn’t be more excited to have Peter join the team,” Fergus said.
Peter said he was looking forward to sharing his experience as a Special Counsel at Bastion, having sat across the table from many of the Bastion directors in past roles.
“I am looking forward to working with the Bastion team and their clients to help strengthen the collaboration between the private and public sector. I’ve always respected the way in which Bastion puts their clients first, and look forward to continuing to contribute to the evolution of Australian infrastructure and public policy from the private sector.”
As Special Counsel at Bastion S&GO, Peter will work with a select number of clients in the infrastructure and public policy space. In addition Peter will continue in his role as Director, Hertan Consulting.