Peter Nankivell has been a practising commercial lawyer for 30 years and consults to Thomson Geer lawyers where he has been for 23 years. He was formerly the Chairman of Partners at Herbert Geer lawyers and is the past Chair of the Centre for Eye Research Australia Ltd. Nankivell is currently a Director of Xavier College Foundation Limited and a director and advisory board member to a number of companies. 

Nankivell has been a member of the Clubs Finance and Risk Management Committee since 2012 and has been a legal adviser to the Board and assisted in the development of the Clubs governance model and constitutional review. He was elected to the Board in 2014.