Peter Hood AO | Matrix


Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Peter Hood AO is a qualified Chemical Engineer with over 50 years experience in senior management and project development in the mining, oil and gas, and chemical industries.

Peter was previously the CEO of Coogee Resources Ltd, a company involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the Timor Sea. Prior to this he was the CEO of Coogee Chemicals Pty Ltd where he oversaw a period of significant growth in the company’s market capitalisation.

Peter is currently a Non-Executive Director of De Grey Mining Ltd, GR Engineering Ltd and Cue Energy Resources Ltd and Chairman of MAK Industrial Water Systems Pty Ltd. Previously, he was the President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and also Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Australia. He was also Chairman of Apollo Gas Ltd and Vice-Chairman of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).

In the Australia Day 2020 honours list Peter received an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia. The citation associated with the award was “For distinguished service to business and commerce at the state, national and international level and to the resources sector”.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), Melbourne University, Melbourne, 1970
  • Graduate Diploma of Administration, Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University of Technology), Perth, 1974
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, 1997


  • Fellow-Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow-Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member-Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy