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Leadership in Some of the World’s Most Demanding Situations


Leadership in Some of the World’s Most Demanding Situations

By , June 8, 2020
Peter Baines

From doing forensic services to working in the Interpol in Lyon France to building his own international aid agency, Hands Across the Water, Peter Baines has had a remarkable journey doing humanitarian work and organising not for profit programs to support the needy, especially children. In this session, Peter shares his life experiences and the lessons he’s learned, how SMEs can start supporting a charity to enable business growth, and how a ‘Crisis Clock’ approach can help business leaders get through tough times.

Finding his way onto the corporate speaking circuit and travelling the world sharing stories of lessons learnt, was never something Peter has imagined was remotely possible when hew was working as a forensic investigator. However, it was those very lessons learnt working in the field of some of the most  devastating disasters that have allowed him to bring about change. Since 2006, Peter has been routinely travelling the globe sharing stories and learning lessons along the way. He has been fortunate to speak as  a keynote speaker in the US, across Europe and Asia. He’s also had the opportunity of working in Saudi Arabia and Japan following disasters that have fallen upon those countries.

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Craig West

Craig West

Managing Director | Succession Plus

Craig West is a strategic accountant who has over 20 years’ experience advising business owners. His background as a CPA in public practice, provided invaluable experience in the key issues of concern to business owners. Following 6 years of study to gain two masters degrees, Craig focused on Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for business sales advising on strategic management of tax issues. This experience formed a very strong view that business owners (and often their advisers) were unprepared and unaware of the steps required to prepare a business for exit.

Craig now acts as a strategic mentor for mid-market business owners and has written four critically acclaimed books on employee incentives, succession planning, asset protection and exit strategies. Craig has conducted numerous seminars and keynote presentations throughout Australia & internationally, including adviser education programs for the Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.

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