Strategy Adviser

Peter Cowan

The trick, Dostoyevsky once said, is not just to stay alive, but to find something to live for. We reckon Russia’s greatest writer would drink to Peter – a man who has always understood the importance of a good life, well-lived.

In a world where leaders often talk of purpose but do little to enact it, our Strategy Adviser stands apart. A former CEO of Unilever in the Philippines and South Africa, Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in sustainability leadership – integrating purpose, inclusion and environmental stewardship into business models long before the idea became fashionable.

With senior roles at Unilever, Lion, Fonterra and Johnson & Johnson behind him, Peter is one of the Asia-Pacific’s leading sustainability strategists. He currently serves as an independent non-executive director of the ASX-listed Breville Group.

Peter was a classical pianist until the age of 15, when he decided that team games were more fun. The Opera House’s loss is our gain!

Strategy Adviser
Peter Cowan
Peter Cowan