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My name is Peter Crow, a doctorally qualified non-executive director and adviser. I believe that every company and social enterprise has the potential to achieve great things. However, an effective board is crucial if high performance is to be achieved and sustained.
I work with boards and directors intent on realising the potential of the companies they govern; providing guidance in the areas of corporate purpose, strategy, corporate governance and board effectiveness. I also speak and write on these subjects, and am an experienced non-executive director.
I've worked with boards and directors in many countries to expedite business success; my deep knowledge, insight and practical boardroom experience proving to be invaluable to the fortunes of both emergent and established companies, and social enterprises. My industry expertise extends across many sectors including professional services, high technology, agribusiness, logistics and distribution, healthcare and local government.
I welcome advisory, speaking and research enquiries from boards and directors intent on realising the full potential of the companies they govern. For more information, check my professional biography and LinkedIn profile, or get in touch.
My boardroom experience dates back over twenty years. I've served as a director, trustee and chairman; notably of privately-held and high-growth companies, but also of social enterprises. Current and recent appointments include:
If you wish to consider me for an non-executive director vacancy in New Zealand, Australia or the United Kingdom, please get in touch.
Peter is an engaging communicator, with many anecdotes to boot. Most often invited to speak on aspects of strategy, corporate governance and board effectiveness, his broad general knowledge provides credibility to address a wide range of topical subjects. Here's one example.
He has addressed audiences at business and academic conferences, seminars, industry forums, university lectures, dinner functions and award ceremonies; throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the United Kingdom, Western and Central Europe and North America.
Contact Peter to discuss your requirements and check his availability to speak at your event.
Peter's professional credentials include Chartered Membership of the Institute of Directors (CMInstD), and membership of several international institutes and academies including the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) and the European Academy of Management (EURAM).
His academic credentials were awarded by Massey University, where he was a Massey Scholar. These include Bachelor of Technology (first-class honours), Post-graduate Certificate in Business and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. His doctorate thesis is entitled Understanding corporate governance, strategic management and firm performance: As evidenced from the boardroom.
Outside his work with boards and directors, Peter enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading history, serving in the local community and, when time allows, pursuing his interest in classic cars and road cycling. He lives in Whitby, New Zealand, with his wife. They have three adult children.
What others say...
"Peter is a rare individual who can think strategically, and also drive down to the detail that delivers results rather than confusion. He listens, is articulate and can formulate fresh ideas and present recommendations that are often immensely valuable. I thoroughly recommend Peter."
Wayne Norrie, Professional Director, NZ
"When Peter lifted corporate governance from the morass of compliance and regulation, the value boards can deliver became clear."
Delegate, The Boardroom Agenda conference, Singapore
"Peter is a great communicator. He told stories. In doing so, the role of the board and governance became clear. I was amazed at what I learned."
Delegate, Business Institute Masterclass, Belfast
"Peter is a professional in all senses of the word. I have no hesitation recommending him as a person with integrity—and with an ability to identify problems and solutions."
Pat Waite QSM JP, Independent Director, NZ
"Peter's topic knowledge, insight and course facilitation were world-class."
Delegate, Company Directors' Course, Institute of Directors
"Peter's insights are invaluable. I've asked him to assist with strategic issues on several occasions. He gives 100%. The results mean I keep coming back."
John Apanowicz, Company Director, NZ
"I highly recommend Peter, a refreshing corporate governance thinker."
Charlie Helps, Board Member, UK
"Peter is amiable and thoughtful—his insightful comments often being the missing piece of advice one needs. Highly recommended."
Michael Voss, Chairman, Pyxis