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Sessional lecturer in the Master of Communication, The University of Melbourne

Peter Donoughue retired from the publishing industry in March 2009, after a 35 year career in the Australian book trade. His last position was Managing Director of John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd, a role he held for 16 years.

He held numerous industry positions during his career, including President of the Australian Publishers Association (1996/1997) and a Director of CAL (1993-2003).

In recent years Peter has made a particular study of digital publishing, including ebooks, and has written extensively on these and related issues.


  • 2009–present
    Sessional lecturer, University of Melbourne


  • 1973 
    University of Sydney, BA(Hons)