Peter L. O'Brien
Peter L. O'Brien is a trusted advisor to Boards and CEOs on corporate governance, board effectiveness, succession planning, executive development, and leadership search and transformation. He advises both listed and private sectors across a wide range of industry sectors, developing highly effective leadership teams and Boards in Australia and internationally. He is a core member of the Firm’s Global Board & CEO Advisory Group and he leads the firm’s business across Asia Pacific. Previously, Peter led the Global Supply Chain Practice as well as the Global Industrial Services & Infrastructure Sector and remains a mentor for both.
Peter joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 2007 from DHL, where he was the Managing Director of its independent Asia-based business operation, offering fully integrated supply chain solutions to companies worldwide, from Asia/Pacific to Europe and North America. This business integrated the key capabilities of procurement, logistics and inventory financing, providing companies with direct access to Asian supply markets. Peter previously held senior global supply chain management roles based in Europe with DHL and its parent, Deutsche Post World Net. These roles included responsibility for building DHL's global supply chain capabilities as well as driving the overall strategic sourcing activities for the Deutsche Post World Net Group. Earlier, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and TNT Limited. Peter began his career as a lawyer, practicing as a corporate commercial lawyer with Phillips Fox Lawyers in Australia.
Peter received both a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), and was awarded his Masters in Law (LLM) from Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
Industrial, Transportation and Logistics, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Operations & Supply Chain Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Group