Peter L. O’Brien

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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. Based in Sydney, Peter advises both listed and private sector companies across a wide range of industry sectors. He is an expert at developing highly effective leadership teams and boards in Australia and internationally. Peter is a member of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Global Board & CEO Advisory Partners Sector.

Previously, Peter led the Global Supply Chain Practice, as well as the Global Industrial Services & Infrastructure Sector. He remains a mentor for both. Peter joined our firm more than 10 years ago from DHL, where he was managing director of its independent Asia-based business operations. He previously held management roles in Europe with DHL and its parent, Deutsche Post World Net. These roles included responsibility for building global supply chain capabilities and driving overall strategic sourcing activities. Earlier in his career, Peter worked at PwC and TNT Limited. He began his career as a corporate commercial lawyer with Phillips Fox Lawyers in Australia.

Peter received both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws, and was awarded his Masters in Law, from Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
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Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Consumer Energy and Natural Resources Financial Services Healthcare Technology

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