Warwick Hemsley served as Managing Director of Peet Limited for 17 years and was a Director of the company from 1985 to 2011. He is Chairman of Hemsley Paterson Valuers and Property Consultants. After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce, he commenced his professional career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and subsequently moved into the property development industry and gained his formal property qualifications.
Warwick is a past President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA Division), and a past President of the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He currently is a member of the Curtin Business School Advisory Board.
Warwick’s commitment to community, and in particular the Arts, was recognised in 2016 when he won the West Australian of the Year Arts and Culture Award. A sample of Warwick’s involvement in Arts organisations includes as past chairman of the Chamber of Arts and Culture of WA, council member of the National Gallery of Australia and chairman of their Finance Risk Management and Audit Committee, and past chairman of WA Opera. Warwick is a Life Governor of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, and a Life Member of WA Opera.
Warwick is a former member of the Cultural Chairs Group of WA, and a member of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group. He is co-chairman of the Anglicare Winter Appeal Committee, and a Member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust National Board and Investment and Audit Committee. Married to the former Federal Member for Fremantle, Melissa Parke, Warwick has 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.