Peter Goldmark currently works as an independent consultant in the areas of philanthropy, environmental policy, international affairs and development, and organizational development in the social change field. He directed the Climate and Air program for Environmental Defense from 2003 through 2010. Prior to joining Environmental Defense, he was Chairman and CEO of the International Herald Tribune. Peter has had exceptional careers in both the public and private sectors. His public service was highlighted by his tenure as Budget Director for the State of New York during the 1970s city- and state-wide fiscal crisis where he was an architect of its rescue; and as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey through to 1983.
He served as president of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1988 through 1997, encouraging its involvement in environmental issues, particularly as they related to energy.
Mr. Goldmark was also a trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (1982-1988), member of the Board Overseers and Chair of Harvard University’s Finance Committee (1984-1990), a director of Knight Ridder Inc. (1991-1998), director of the Dreyfus Third Century Mutual Fund (1992-1998), member of the National Commission on Civic Renewal (1997-1998), trustee of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (2000-2007) and trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation. In addition, he serves as a board member of Lend Lease Corporation (1999-present), and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Goldmark is a recipient of the Wilson Wyatt National Award for Urban Revitalization and a member of the Legion of Honor, France. He has taught courses at the JFK School of Government, Harvard; Yale College; The New School; Brandeis University; and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University as Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs.
He holds a B.A. from Harvard University, and several honorary degrees.