Meet Peter Davies
Born and raised in Melbourne, Associate Director Peter Davies provides leadership and support to the Owners Corporation management team. Peter’s ultimate holiday? A road trip across the USA and into Canada. A car enthusiast, Peter loves the freedom of driving on holidays, moving at his own pace and hanging out with the locals....
I fell into strata management after a long career in banking which included stints in project work that related to premises configuration, modification and change management with
staff. I saw a role advertised and with no knowledge of the industry, I applied and found a number of former banking colleagues were working for the business and in the industry. It was an opportunity for utilising transferable skills in a field that would grow, develop, change and remain interesting.
Melbourne born and bred, though as a young child I lived in Canberra for 12 months and then as a young adult I lived in Darwin for a little over a year. I was raised in Heidelberg and once married, I lived in Greensborough then Mooroolbark (with a step to Wodonga for two years), back to outer east area at Wonga Park. In a stereotypical way, three years ago we downsized from the family home and now live in an apartment in Port Melbourne. It has been a great and interesting transition. It is working well and has significant benefits, but I do run away to Lake Eildon every few weeks for a change of pace.
Always a fan of the cartoons and pretty happy with any of them, whether they were Bugs Bunny or The Flintstones but a stand out would be The Jetsons.
A car. I enjoy cars for what they are both from a practical aspect as well as visually and I love driving. I feel like part of me is missing when I don’t have a car around. Of course I should have said my wife, sons and daughter in laws – they will understand though!
Similar to the trip I was lucky enough to go on this year - a road trip through the USA, only this time I would include Canada. I love the freedom of driving on holidays, from a time perspective and setting your own agenda, to being able to move around to different places and meeting and interacting with some really genuine local people (and of course there is a car involved).
As a people watcher and someone who likes studying human nature and interactions, the only real choice is invisibility.
What, or who, are you a ‘closet’ fan of?
The TV show ‘Friends’, though I would say not a closet fan, it is a very well known fact.
Which sporting teams do you barrack for?
None specifically. I was a tragic Fitzroy fan and as they no longer exist, I am homeless when it comes to sports teams, though I do enjoy watching basketball and rugby.
I can multi task exceptionally well. I’m told that’s a very non male talent – does that count?
What is the best thing about your job?
Internally, the people, the contractors, service and business providers and externally, the clients I get to deal with on a regular and daily basis. Also the fact that at times it can be a problem solving role.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
Travel to the remaining parts of the USA that I have not been to as well as travel to Canada. Finding the right car that by design does what I want it to while also being cool in my
perspective (without looking like a midlife crisis purchase). I am open to suggestion on what that is! Learn to ballroom dance.
What is the greatest piece of advice you have received?
Just be yourself, if you wear your emotions on your sleeve then that’s who you are and that’s how you will be seen for the genuine you, don’t try to be someone else.