We live in the best of times: However, there is angst about leadership globally.
I have written the “The Case for Optimism: The Optimists’ Voices” to give voice to the yearning for a positive approach to leadership and life.
I founded The Australian Leadership Project with the mission to "celebrate, understand and improve Australian leadership."
In this work, I have been inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's "If we could change ourselves, the ...world would also change"; Robert Menzies's "We were determined to be a progressive party" & Leonard Hobhouse's "liberation of living spiritual energy."
In line with the project, my work and services include supporting & advising the finest Australian & global leadership with high-quality leadership advice and strategy, advocacy, engagement support, integrity, crisis management and some social media.
I am a barrister, public speaker, compère, moderator & round-table facilitator. For the right causes, I undertake CEO & board searches. I connect excellent people and great ideas.
As a Director, I serve on the Boards of Yarra Valley Water, Lifeguard Health Networks, the Global Integrity Summit & the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.
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leadership & strategy, international relations, public policy, corporate governance and public relations. My professional qualifications & experience include law, economics, education, technology, innovation & environment.
My life experience includes stints as Commissioner to the Americas, 18 years a parliamentarian, practice as a barrister, mediator, arbitrator, businessman and board service. I was Senior Engagement Adviser in the Australian G20 presidency supporting Australian leadership of the G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors & in the Brisbane G20 Leaders Summit described by the Prime Minister as "the most important gathering Australia has ever hosted."