Peter Nicholas is a successful executive, entrepreneur and consultant with decades of business experience throughout Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
A corporate innovation and customer value specialist, Peter is driven to help ambitious organisations realise their potential. A versatile and true role player, Peter supports his clients and community as a business consultant, interim leader, think-tank facilitator, mentor and non-executive director.
Peter is instinctively people-oriented, has a strong ability to develop high-performance teams and enjoys working closely with clients, building trusted relationships, and delivering results with integrity.
Peter has a talent for distilling the key drivers of a business strategy into actionable and accountable plans. Peter knows that strategy will only be realised as the right culture, the right people, and the right processes combine. These principles remain true for start-ups, founder-based SMEs and large commercial entities. Peter has worked “IN” and “ON” all three of these company formations.
Advocating that the customer is and must remain at the centre of a successful strategy is often forgotten or becomes an assumed afterthought. Peter firmly takes this stand, every day.
Peter is highly regarded for his supportive, empathetic, and yet strongly results focused leadership style, that is underpinned by a continual focus on the customer and measuring outcomes.
With a reputation for helping business grow faster by thinking and acting differently, Peter has served organisations across a range of industries including financial services, communications, technology start-ups and professional services.
Throughout his career Peter has regularly been invited to address industry associations, corporate forums and educational institutions as a keynote speaker.
Peter is an active alumnus of the Melbourne Business School where he completed a Senior Executive MBA degree. Additional executive development was accomplished at Stanford (Customer Focussed Innovation Program) and via the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Graduate Diploma Program). Peter’s current professional memberships include: a fellow at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow at the Institute of Managers and Leaders and a member of the United Kingdom Institute of Directors.