Peter Kermode joins Cannings Purple

Communications, Investor Relations, Media Relations, Property, Strategy

Cannings Purple 1 Feb 2019
2 mins

We are excited to announce the appointment of experienced corporate consultant Peter Kermode as an Account Manager, further strengthening our market-leading Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs capabilities.

Peter joins a Cannings Purple Investor Relations and Capital Markets team that has advised on more than US$130 billion of M&A transactions over the past 12 years and which in 2018 ranked at the top of Business News’ prestigious PR table for a third year in a row.

He brings considerable, relevant experience from previous in-house roles at BHP, Chevron and Woodside and with listed property group Mirvac.

“Peter is a highly respected corporate adviser and has a wide variety of expertise, insights and skills that will help deliver results for our clients,” Cannings Purple Managing Director Warrick Hazeldine said.

“He recently worked in a strategy and innovation role for one of the world’s largest mining houses, managing internal and external stakeholder engagement and change leadership during the integration of a new global technology function.

“Prior to that, he was a senior media adviser within the Department of Premier and Cabinet and he brings both agency experience and a strong history in in-house investor relations and corporate affairs roles, including in the property sector with ASX-listed Mirvac.

“Peter also has excellent journalism credentials, having worked at Perth’s Business News, the Australian Financial Review, Money Marketing in London and The West Australian.”

Peter joins the Investor Relations team, which also features Director of Media Strategy Peter Klinger, Queensland State Director Peta Baldwin, Associate Director Michael Cairnduff,  and Consultant Fraser Beattie. The IR team works with and under the guidance of co-founding Managing Director Warrick Hazeldine and CEO Annette Ellis as part of a larger 40-person team.


Cannings Purple is one of Australia’s leading, fully-integrated communications consultancies, offering expertise in government relations, investor relations, corporate affairs and design and digital.

Since opening in Perth in 2004, we have grown to be the city’s biggest public relations business, including the largest team of registered lobbyists in the state.

Cannings Purple also has a national and international footprint through cornerstone shareholder WPP AUNZ (ASX: WPP) and late last year opened a Brisbane office led by investor relations expert Peta Baldwin.

Cannings Purple has a team with specialist knowledge in Investor Relations and a track record of achieving results for clients. Contact Peter Kermode or Warrick Hazeldine for more details about how our IR team can help your business.