Hello, my name is Peter Crow. I'm an experienced company director and chairman, and an independent advisor, speaker and author working in service of boards committed to the ideals of high firm performance and sustainable value creation.
My expertise in corporate governance, strategy and effective board practice in particular is widely acknowledged—the provision of insightful guidance founded on in-depth knowledge, critical enquiry and practical boardroom experience proving to be invaluable across a wide range of companies and social enterprises around the world. For more information, see my professional biography or the QuarryGroup website (my advisory practice).
Enquiries from boards and directors seeking assistance to realise the full potential of the firms they govern are most welcome. I am available globally.
My governance experience includes director, trustee and chairman appointments; notably of privately-held and high-growth companies, but also of social enterprises. Current and recent appointments include:
Currently, I am available for one new director appointment, in New Zealand or Australia.
I have 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, Europe and North America. My preferred speaking style is that of an engaging storyteller.
While typically invited to speak on aspects of corporate governance, effective board practice and strategy (here's one example), the depth and breadth of my general knowledge provides credibility to address a wide range of topical subjects.
Contact me to discuss your requirements and check my availability to speak at your event.
My credentials include Chartered Membership of the Institute of Directors (CMInstD), and memberships of several international institutions (International Corporate Governance Network, European Corporate Governance Institute and European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management). In addition, I hold a doctorate in corporate governance and strategy (Understanding corporate governance, strategic management and firm performance: As evidenced from the boardroom), and an honours degree in technology and management. Massey University is my alma mater, where I was a Massey Scholar.
Outside professional and research work, I enjoy spending time with family, reading history and pursuing interests in classic cars and road cycling. I live in Whitby, New Zealand with my wife. We 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, formulates fresh ideas and presents immensely valuable recommendations. Thoroughly recommended."
Wayne Norrie, Professional Director, NZ
"When Peter lifted corporate governance from the morass that is compliance and regulation, the value boards can deliver became clear."
Delegate, The Boardroom Agenda conference, Singapore
"Peter cut through the confusing board practice landscape, delivering a much-needed message very clearly. Refreshing to hear such an authoritative speaker."
Participant, Tomorrow's Company forum, UK
"I cannot recommend Peter enough to boards seeking assistance with strategy or governance. He ran probably the best director workshop I have ever been in."
John Holley, Independent Director, NZ
"Peter is a great communicator. As he told stories, the role of the board 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—one who can identify problems and solutions."
Pat Waite QSM JP, Independent Director, NZ
"Peter's knowledge, insight and course facilitation were world-class."
Delegate, Company Directors' Course, Institute of Directors
"Peter's insights are invaluable. I have sought his assistance with strategic issues several times."
John Apanowicz, Company Director, NZ
"Peter is amiable and thoughtful; his insightful comments are often the missing piece of advice one needs."
Michael Voss, Chairman, Pyxis