My abiding interest in all my activities is the development of people's capabilities and relationships (including my own), their identification of opportunities and the magnitude of what people can achieve and contribute in their lives.
I have seen this through my experiences in my youth (as an actuary, Rhodes Scholar and international tennis player) and in the subsequent years through leadership positions in businesses and not-for-profit organisations - and above all as a husband, parent of three and a sibling of five.
Over the past twenty years I have coached dozens of CEO's and senior executives through Foresight’s Global Coaching and have mentored many more in career transitions.
I am currently chairman of Billabong International and of RGA Reinsurance Australia, a director of Milton Corporation, SCA Property Group, the Purves Environmental Fund, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and LifeCircle Australia. I also serve as an adjunct professor at the faculty of business at the University of Technology, Sydney.
I have a number of degrees including a recently conferred Honorary Doctor of Business from Macquarie University. The subject I most wish I had studied in my youth is psychology so I have somewhat made up for that in my readings in the past two decades.
MY last book Investing in Your Life (Wiley 2009) inspired much of the thinking behind the Four Lenses, especially the Opportunity and Impact Lenses. You can learn more about this book by clicking on the links below.