Holmes à Court
Peter Holmes à Court is currently living in Kenya, finishing his first book for publishers Penguin/Random House Riding with Giants, an autobiographical story. Peter’s articles and images have been published in The Guardian, The Australian, Huffington Post, Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald amongst others. His articles on the World Economic Forum in Davos have appeared in numerous publications over the last four years.
In 1993, he formed Back Row Productions which 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. Two filmed specials aired on PBS across the US.
Peter returned to Australia in November 2000 and until January 2004 held the position as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Agricultural Company and was responsible for re-listing AACo on the Australian Stock Exchange. Founded in 1824, AACo is Australia's oldest continuously operating company and today is the largest cattle company in the world managing over 600,000 head of cattle over 15 million acres.
He has been the director of Queensland Rail, Australia's largest rail operator, internet broadcasting start-up Viocorp International, was the Founding Chairman of The Greater Sydney Partnership and Brand Sydney, a not for profit initiative established to help promote Sydney's interests as a global city; and Stoll Moss Theatres, the UK's largest group of Live Theatres.
As a non-Executive Director he held positions at the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Queensland Rail, Stoll Moss Theatres (London), and was a Trustee of the Queensland Performing Arts Trust.
Peter Holmes à Court read law at Oxford University and received his BA in economics and theatre from Middlebury College, Vermont. He is also active as an international public speaker.
Client Comments for Peter Holmes à Court
Peter Holmes à Court travels from Switzerland
- Peter was very well received by the audience - he delivered on the brief requested and feedback has been very positive.
Sport and Recreation Communities, NSW
- Very good natured, easy to deal with - and kept the audience engaged!
Queensland University of Technology
- Champion of Reform and Re-Imaging
- Exposing Hope - philanthropy through photography
- Insights From the Very Centre of the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos
- Passion and Business - Making it Work
- Seeking Refuge - sharing human stories from the migration and refugee flows reshaping our world
- Significant Change in Turbulent Times
- The Essence of Leadership and Change Management
- The Power of Sport
- The Spirit of Entrepreneurship
- Why Sport Is Important... to Communities, to Kids, to Business and to Cities
"Excellent communication and support. We renegotiated the performances and costs twice and were treated with professionalism, courtesy and respect every time."
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