With an alignment of values and an appreciation, community and business can both profit when working together. Peter Baines believes that mutually rewarding relationships is the way to go.
Investigating homicides, leading international teams into scenes of crisis and disaster is not your normal path to global keynote speaker and business consultant. It was this unique path that provided insights into leadership which are so different yet offer relevant reflections and learnings to businesses facing change, growth or challenges of their own.
Peter worked in countries following major crisis including Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. His grounding came from two decades as a forensic investigator that saw him unravel the mysteries and discover the secrets of criminals thought rested solely with them. Prior to finishing his career as a forensic investigator he would spend time working with both Interpol in Lyon, France and the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime advising on Counter Terrorism and capacity building.
But it was the work in Thailand that brought the biggest change. In response to the needs of the children left without a home or parents he would form Hands Across the Water and commence fundraising in Australia to build them a home. Ten years after starting the charity he now spends much of his time helping other charity leaders through The Growth Project and advises business on how they can and indeed should benefit from their engagement with their community partners through corporate social responsibility programs.
Take a look at short clips of Peter‘s talks below to learn more:
Peter Baines spent 22 years with the NSW Police in Australia leading teams into various international disaster and crisis situations. These international deployments included:
- Bali after the bombings in 2002
- the Thailand Boxing Day tsunami of 2004
- Saudi Arabia in 2010 following floods in Jeddah
- Japan in 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami
Peter Baines is also the founder of “Hands Across the Water”, a charity aimed to bring attention to the needs of children, and support causes across Thailand such as HIV orphanage and homes for girls previously trafficked in the sex industry.
As the leader of Australian and international teams, Peter developed strong leadership skills and messages that have proved much in demand on the speaking circuit. His keynotes are so engaging and empowering that he has received several accolades including Nomination for Australian of the Year, Humanitarian Overseas medal and other national awards from the Australian Government.
Peter‘s speaking topics include:
- Leadership matters
- Experiences matter
- Corporate Social Responsibility workshop/program
- Operation Delta
- Conference experience