Peter Lewis

Convenor, Centre of the Public Square

Peter Lewis is the founder and convenor of the Centre of the Public Square. He is also executive director of the progressive strategic communications agency Essential Media and the founder of the collaborative engagement platform Civility.

Peter is one of Australia’s leading public campaigners with more than two decades’ experience in media, politics and communications. He is behind some of Australia’s most successful and innovative campaigns including Every Australian Counts for the NDIS and Never Alone for the Luke Batty Foundation.

He is a regular columnist with Guardian Australia and Fairfax newspapers as well as the author and editor of five books including ‘Webtopia’ and ‘The Public Square Project’.