Peter Brown

Wellington Office

Peter Brown brings a senior executive and strategic perspective to the resolution of challenging organisational issues, based on experience in leadership of international private and New Zealand public sector organisations.

Peter has a strong track record as an advisor on managing change to enhance business performance.

His background in corporate management and leadership in Australia, Asia/Pacific and New Zealand provides diverse organisational experience that he brings to bear as a trusted advisor on organisation issue resolution, human resources and change management, and organisation performance improvement.

Earlier public sector roles include six years with the State Services Commission as a Deputy Commissioner, with responsibility for implementation of the Performance Improvement Framework reviews pilot, design and implementation of sector-wide leadership talent management, and the State sector employment relations strategy devised in response to the GFC.

Peter has chaired significant public sector advisory boards, convened the Ministerial Committee on State Sector Employment Relations, and was a member of the Officials Committee for the State Sector Reform and Expenditure Control Cabinet Committee from 2008 to 2013.

Peter’s private sector experience includes key roles guiding companies through major industry reforms and significant organisational and market transformations. He has worked on leadership teams for Air New Zealand, Vector Limited, PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson, across the Asia/Pacific region.

Recent assignments as an Associate of MartinJenkins include:

  • Leading a review of Maritime New Zealand’s international maritime engagement strategy to enhance New Zealand’s maritime regulatory practice and participation with relevant UN bodies within tight funding constraints (2015)
  • Assisting Life Flight Trust bid for emergency air services contracts, and advising on chief executive replacement (2014)
  • Leading an Employment Practices Review of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission to attract and retain talent and enable successful operation to meet increasing Ministerial expectations within funding allocation (2014)