Hello, I am Peter Crow; an experienced director, advisor and educator with an extensive record of service to boards internationally. I also speak and write on topical board matters, and undertake governance research.
I have worked with boards motivated by the ideals of high performance and long-term value creation for many years now, providing guidance to help them realise the full potential of the firms they govern. My deep, internationally-acknowledged expertise in corporate governance, strategy and effective board practice; natural curiosity; strategic mindset; and unfettered dedication to make a difference has proven to be invaluable to the fortunes of a wide range of enterprises, in many different countries and sectors.
For more information, check the QuarryGroup website. I am available globally.
My governance experience includes director, trustee and chair appointments; principally privately-held and high-growth companies, but also family firms and social enterprises:
I have made keynote, panelist and guest lecture contributions at business conferences, academic forums, industry seminars, award ceremonies and dinner events; in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. Commonly requested themes include the board's role in strategy and business success, recommendations for effective board practice and insights from research. However, the depth and currency of my general knowledge provides the credibility to accept invitations to discuss a wide range of business and social topics.
Audiences have generously used terms such as 'eloquent' and 'authoritative' to describe my contributions. I prefer a more straightforward term: storyteller.
Here's an example of me in action. If you'd like to know more, including checking my availability to contribute to the success of your event, please get in touch.
My credentials include a PhD in corporate governance and strategy (a pioneering study explaining how boards can influence company performance); a first in technology and management; chartered membership of the Institute of Directors (CMInstD); and memberships of several international institutions including the Peter Drucker Society, the International Corporate Governance Network and the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.
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 trustworthy authority on corporate governance, effective board practice and strategy. His insights are well-considered and appropriate to the situation—even though they sometimes challenge conventional wisdom, which isn't a a bad thing."
Dr Vince Murdoch, Company Director, Sydney
"Peter is an incisive storyteller. His candid assessment of what it takes for boards to be effective was reassuring. When Peter spoke, people listened, and heard."
Participant, 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum, Vienna
"Peter is a rare individual who can think strategically, and drive down to the detail that delivers results rather than confusion. He listens and is articulate; offering fresh ideas and immensely valuable insights."
Wayne Norrie, Company Director, New Zealand
"Peter cut through the confusing board landscape, delivering a much-needed message very clearly. It was refreshing to hear such an authoritative speaker."
Participant, Tomorrow's Company Forum, London
"When Peter lifted corporate governance from the morass that is compliance and regulation, the value that boards can deliver became crystal clear."
Delegate, Boardroom Agenda Conference, Singapore
"I cannot recommend Peter enough to boards seeking assistance with corporate governance or strategy. He ran the best director workshop I have ever been in."
John Holley, Independent Director, New Zealand
"Peter's knowledge of how boards work is exemplary; his facilitation of the Institute's Company Director Course world-class."
Course participant, New Zealand
"Peter is a professional in all senses of the word. He is a person with integrity and an ability to identify meaningful solutions."
Pat Waite QSM JP, New Zealand