Peter Black

Deputy Regional Manager for the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations


Peter is currently the Deputy Regional Manager of the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) within the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Before joining FAO in 2014, Peter had a 30 year career serving in both State and National Government Veterinary Services within Australia. His most recent position within the Australian Government Department of Agriculture was the Director of One Health with responsibilities that included zoonotic diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Since 2003, Peter has been actively involved in transboundary and zoonotic animal disease issues in South East Asia. Over this period, he has also developed a special interest in the use of strategic foresight with a particular focus on the interactions between food systems, global environmental change and emerging infectious diseases. Peter holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) from the University of Queensland, a Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Science (MSc) in Strategic Foresight from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

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