Dr Peter Langkamp is the President of Carers Australia, having been appointed in March 2017.
Dr Langkamp’s extensive experience incorporates both the private and public sectors and includes high-level positions at the National Disability Insurance Agency, Shell Australia, NRMA, Accenture and Bendigo Bank. He has also served on various Boards and, as a carer for his eldest son, has firsthand experience of the issues faced by Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers.
On his appointment, Dr Langkamp said, “What attracted me most to the organisation was the opportunity to assist in building an Australia that better values carers, ensuring that we do not lose the essence of what they bring to their roles, those values, as consumer-directed care agendas roll out.
“Carers Australia has an important role to inform, support and connect carers, and in doing so, empower them. There is power in our shared humanity.”
Away from work, Dr Langkamp enjoys time with family and friends, cooking for them whenever possible.