Peter Watt

Peter Watt was appointed Director of VESL Limited in March 2019 after
holding the position of Secretary for 9 years during the conception of VESL
Limited Legacy Organisation. Peter is 1 of the 4 Founding Members of the
Legacy.
Peters working career commenced in 1969 when he enlisted in the Australian
Regular Army. After 3 years of regular service peter spent 10 years as a
commissioned officer within the Army Reserve and reached the rank of
Captain with an infantry regiment.
Peter has a long history as an emergency service volunteer commencing in
1980 with the Volunteer Rescue Association. In the early 1990’s Peter assisted
in establishing the volunteer training system for the Queensland Marine
Rescue Association and later volunteered as an Emergency Ambulance Driver
for the Queensland Ambulance Service for 18 months. Since returning to New
South Wales Peter became a member of the New South Wales Rural Fire
Service Gulmarrad Brigade in December 2011. Peter has volunteered to work
on campaign fires in New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia and
Queensland.
Peter has also served in the New South Wales Police for 10 years and reached
the rank of Sargent before serving 2 years as an Police Advisor to the Royal
Papua New Guinea Constabulary 1990 – 1992. During his career with the New
South Wales Police Service Peter was awarded the Commissioner’s
Commendation for his successful anti-Asian Crime Programme in Sydney.
For the past 20 years Peter has been self-employed full-time author of
historically based novels. With over 20 books published in Australia and
overseas. Peter is widely referred to as Australia’s Wilber Smith.
Peter holds a BA Utas(political science / public administration) Associate
Diploma Justice Admin(Sturt Uni), Post Grad Diploma Training and
Development (UNE).
Peter lives in Maclean, New South Wales with his wife Naomi.