Forensic Fire Examiner / State Manager WA & SA
Peter is a highly credentialed Forensic Fire Examiner who also has a Police background. His determination, methodical approach and inquisitive mind are ideally suited to forensic fire investigation.
Peter completed his Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) at UWA in 2011 and joined the Western Australia Police the following year, completing his Diploma of Public Safety (Policing) in 2014 as the Dux of his course. As a Police Officer he examined crime scenes and conducted initial investigations, gaining a thorough understanding of the collection and analysis of evidence. He found he particularly enjoyed the problem-solving nature of crime scene investigation, piecing together the necessary information to understand exactly what had occurred.
He left the Police in late 2015, moved east and joined GKA Investigations at the beginning of 2016. As well as utilising his skills in the field, Peter 's chemistry background means he is used to operating a variety of analytical instruments and often works in the laboratory.
Peter continues to build his impressive academic resume. He completed the Basic Fire Debris Analysis course from the University of Central Florida NCFS and then completed his Master of Science (Forensic Science) degree at UTS in 2018. In 2019 he completed a Diploma of General Insurance and was recognised as a Senior Associate of ANZIIF and as a chartered chemist by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
In 2020 Peter returned to Western Australia to head up GKAIG regional office and provide a local focus to the organisation’s national services.
In his leisure time he continues his studies, teaches Karate (he himself is a black belt), and relaxes by reading novels. He'll also admit to spending a bit of time solving puzzles of all types.