Khalil Shahin AO

Non-Executive Director

Mr Khalil (Charlie) Shahin AO is one of Australia’s most successful but understated businessmen. Charlie is the eldest son of Fred Shahin who founded the Peregrine Corporation in 1984 with the purchase of a small BP service station in Adelaide.

Since then, the company has grown to become South Australia’s largest privately-owned employer, investing in a range of fields. Peregrine Corporation generates more than $2.9 billion in revenue annually, employing more than 5000 people across its retail operations, including fuel and convenience store franchises and Krispy Kreme franchises. It is the state’s largest retailer.
Peregrine also has a large and diverse commercial property portfolio including iconic South Australian landmark CBD sites in Rundle Mall, North Terrace, and King William Street.

In 2015, Peregrine started redeveloping the former Mitsubishi Motors Australia test site outside Tailem Bend as The Bend Motorsport Park, which opened in 2017 when it also bought Mallala Motor Sport Park.

Mr Shahin was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2017. The award came for his distinguished service to business and commerce, to philanthropy as an advocate for corporate social responsibility, and for his service to the multicultural community.  

He has been a director of the Shahin Charity Trust since 1995 with programs that range from school-based programs to helping to fund aged care for the Islamic community.