Southern Cross University 'welcomed home' more than 50 global changemakers to the highly anticipated Alumni of the Year Awards on Friday 28 September.
Peter Fowler was recognised for the difference he makes to the Northern Rivers business community, providing astute commercial business advice together with innovation and growth initiatives that help the region's businesses to thrive. Peter also spearheads a number of activities to fundraise and provide support to charity.
In his acceptance speech, Peter congratulated all Finalists and thanked his wife, Jess, his parents and the teaching staff at SCU.
"At 25, I was fortunate enough to be invited to become a Partner of Collins Hume. So when I returned to SCU about 10 years later to complete my MBA, not only was I working full time, I was also a Senior Partner running a business and leading a team of nearly 30 people."
"Everyone thought I was crazy and perhaps I was! I certainly don't miss all the early mornings and late nights but I genuinely appreciate the amazing support I received. You went far and beyond the call of duty many times and I thank you for that."
Every year, Southern Cross University recognises the achievements of outstanding alumni through the Alumni of the Year Awards.
Peter Fowler is now a specialist commercial adviser to business, for which has been awarded by the Australian accounting profession. He is not only across business accounting issues and their impact, but is recognised as a standout accountant, business adviser and financial adviser servicing clients locally, nationally and abroad.
"Collins Hume is now seen as a Family Wealth Office making sure that business owners and individuals have utmost confidence in our ability to deliver a range of services. I also strongly believe that knowledge is power and a good education can make a world of difference. This is why my wife and I, together with Collins Hume, are so passionate about helping those less fortunate," Peter added.
"We aim to build great relationships not only with our clients, but with our wider community, by staying at the forefront of business trends and helping to create a better world with knowledge, technical expertise, leadership and compassion."
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