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Peter Holmes à Court

Writer, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian

New York, United States

"Strategic thinker, problem solver, trouble maker"

Generally thinking:

Finance & Legal
Business, Work & Strategy
Global Issues
Government & Community
Sports & Recreation
Media & Journalism
Arts & Entertainment

My tags:

Brand StrategyBusiness DevelopmentEntertainmentEntrepreneurshipEventsFinanceJournalismMarketingMediaMedia RelationsMuseumsPerformancePhotographySocial ChangeSportsStrategy GeneralTheatreWriting

Very good at:
+ Values-based change management
+ Turn-arounds, business and personal
+ Brand Challenges

About me & my work:

Having done many things, I am taking some time to write my first book. RIDING with GIANTS blends my understanding of the origins of modern capitalism with the wisdom of children and the benefits of riding a bicycle fast. It will be published by Penguin in 2015.

I've had a number of the world's best jobs.

Most recently I was the chairman of The Greater Sydney Partnership Limited and the Brand Sydney Initiative.

As CEO of the Australian Agricultural Company I took public the largest cattle (ranching) operation in the world, what we called a 180 year startup.

With partner Russell Crowe, I led the buyout of the South Sydney Rabbitohs Rugby League team, the most winning rugby team in Australia (only note for the previous 35 years). As CEO/Chairman the Rabbitohs made the finals (playoffs) for the first time 20 years and in 2014 won the NRL Premiership, their first championship in 43 years.

As a non-Executive Director I've had the honor of sitting on the boards of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Queensland Rail, Queensland Performing Arts Trust, and Stoll Moss Theatres and now Exposing Hope.

In 1993, I formed Back Row Productions and with my partners produced live shows in 30 countries and 300 cities with acts including the Australian show Tap Dogs, the UK’s Eddie Izzard and the US’s Jerry Seinfeld.

I read law at Oxford University and received a BA in economics at Middlebury College, Vermont. 

I am currently based in New York, although my support of and of photographer Alissa Everett means I travel aplenty.

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