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Peter Costello

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Treasurer of Australia
In office
11 March 1996 – 3 December 2007
Prime Minister John Howard
Preceded by Ralph Willis
Succeeded by Wayne Swan
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
23 May 1994 – 29 November 2007
Leader Alexander Downer
John Howard
Preceded by Michael Wooldridge
Succeeded by Julie Bishop
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Higgins
In office
24 March 1990 – 19 October 2009
Preceded by Roger Shipton
Succeeded by Kelly O'Dwyer
Personal details
Born
Peter Howard Costello

14 August 1957 (1957-08-14) (age 64)
Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Tanya Costello (née Coleman)
Children 3
Education Carey Baptist Grammar School
Alma mater Monash University
Occupation Chairman, Nine Entertainment Co.
Profession Barrister

Peter Howard Costello, AC (born 14 August 1957), is a former Australian politician and lawyer who served as the Treasurer in the Australian Howard Government from 1996 to 2007. He is the longest-serving Treasurer in Australia's history. Costello was a Member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1990 to 2009, representing the Division of Higgins. He also served as the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party from 1994 to 2007.

On 18 September 2008, Costello was appointed as chairman of the World Bank's new Independent Advisory Board (IAB) to provide advice on anti-corruption measures. Costello has served as Chairman of Nine Entertainment Co. since February 2016.

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