Peter Mattick receives UNSW Alumni Award in Business

Thursday, 21 March 2013  Features

Peter Mattick, co-founder of ASX listed Salmat, the industry leader in the provision of customer communications solutions, has received the 2012 UNSW Alumni Award in the business category. The annual award recognises UNSW graduates whose outstanding achievements have earned them national or international prominence, or who have been entrepreneurs and innovators in business, government or academia.

Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Australian School of Business, congratulated Peter Mattick. "Peter is an outstanding businessman and alumnus who has successfully established and grown an innovative company that is a leader in its field. He has also served on the boards of a number of Australia's charities and supported many local and international charities.

"Peter has contributed enormously to the Australian School of Business. He served on the School's Business Advisory Council for many years and participated in major fundraising initiatives. He also set up a scholarship for Australian School of Business students from single parent families," said Professor Garrett.

Mattick graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1974. He established Salmat in 1979 with his co-founder to tap into the growing demand for customised direct marketing and communications in the Australian market.

Today Salmat has 7000 employees in eight countries. It is Australia's largest company specialising in the management of call centres and the mailing of catalogues, bank statements and advertising material. The company handles more than 25% of all outsourced phone calls in Australia and operates one of the largest SMS bureaus in the country.

Mattick served as Salmat's Joint CEO and Joint Managing Director until 2009, and now is a director of Matsal Property Investments.

During his time at Salmat the company supported local and international charities and community initiatives and in addition to Mattick's contributions, Salmat's main fundraising vehicle, the Activate Scheme, matched staff payroll donations dollar for dollar. Salmat has supported Save the Children, Care Australia, the Starlight Foundation, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the National Aboriginal Sports Corporation and the Fred Hollows Foundation, amongst others.