About Dr. John Peebles

Dr John Peebles has been the Professional Director for John Peebles Associates since 1990 and an Executive Search Consultant and board advisor for 36 years.

In addition to providing Corporate Governance advice to Boards he is responsible for about 20 Non-Executive Director Appointments in any one year ranging from publicly listed companies to cooperatives, private concerns and Not for Profit organisations. He was recognised as one of the top 50 most influential global headhunters by NewsWeek (USA) in 2008 and has appointed numerous chief executives.

He has served on State Owned Enterprise, private company and Not for Profit boards is currently Chair of Premier Lifestyle Villages.

John is former Chairman of the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust, former chairman of Pop’n’Good Holdings Ltd, former Chair of the Auckland Opera Studio, a former Director of The Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Board of Advisors’ (Chairman and Director from 1999 to 2003). Former Trustee of the Auckland Philharmonia Foundation Trust and a former Director and Chairman of Indigenous Corporate Solutions Ltd and a number of other private companies. Former Chair of Asia Pacific for the AESC (Association of Executive Search Consultants, New York) and a member of the global board. Moderator, Telwares Global CIO conference, Washington, November 2008 and Co Chairman AESC conference, New York, March 2009.

Dr Peebles completed a Master of Business Administration (NUU), a Post Graduate Certificate of Business Research (Waikato University) and a Doctorate of Business and Administration (Massey University). Dr Peebles’ thesis in his Doctoral Study was Power and influences on the Board’s agenda: Who determines what corporate directors discuss.

A speaker and writer on board governance he is the author of Parsley on Fish, or how corporate directors can learn to be more than decorative.