Brian Peterson

​Chief Communications Officer​

Brian leads and manages external and internal communications for AKU. He is responsible for the development and oversight of public affairs and communications strategies to advance AKU’s position and to drive broader awareness and support for its mission and programmes.

Brian has been working in media and communications since he was 17. He has a broad range of communications experience leading to strong gains in the visibility, understanding, reputation and trust accorded to the organizations for which he has worked.

Prior to joining AKU in 2015 Brian served as Director of Communications Strategy and Alignment for World Vision International, one of the largest non-profit relief and development organizations in the world, with 46,000 staff in 85 countries. In this role, Brian led the development of World Vision’s first global operating plan for communication and completed the development of best-practice standards to deliver maximum influence, impact and income in a digital/social/mobile world.

​Brian is actively involved i​n several professional associations, including the International Association of Business Communicators and the Global Alliance, where he was part of a team that developed i​ndustry-wide communications standards known as the Melbourne Mandate.​