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Peter Fitzpatrick AM

Peter Fitzpatrick AM is widely respected and recognized for the outstanding contributions made during his professional life at the helm of two peak bodies as the Chief Executive Officer for the legal profession and the motor industry.Prior to this Peter had a distinguished 20 year military career, including service with the elite Special Air Service (SASR) Regiment as an Australian Army Officer, taking early retirement with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

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Testimonials for Peter Fitzpatrick AM

‘The Warren Jones International Youth Regatta was looking for a leadership based speech at it major fundraising luncheon.

Peter Fitzpatrick delivered an enlightening view on what the modern leader looks like and demonstrated an approach to fostering youths towards it.

His delivery was professional, detail orientated and on point with what was requested. Thoroughly engaging and well received throughout the room.’

Andy Fethers, Executive Officer to Swan River Sailing, Technical Delegate to World University Sport (FISU Sailing), 4 time America’s Cup Participant and 2 time World Sailing Champion.

Peter Fitzpatrick AM Travels from WA
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Peter Fitzpatrick AM's Biography

Peter Fitzpatrick AM is widely respected and recognized for the outstanding contributions made during his professional life at the helm of two peak bodies as the Chief Executive Officer for the legal profession and the motor industry.  Prior to this Peter had a distinguished 20 year military career, including service with the elite Special Air Service (SASR) Regiment as an Australian Army Officer, taking early retirement with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  In 1997 he was a strategic adviser to the then Prime Minister, John Howard.

For five years he was a coach and mentor of a group of 18 high performing CEOs committed to leading profitable and effective companies.  He is currently a director on eight Boards, chairing six. The boards are a mix of for profit and not for profit organizations.   He is Chair of a transport company board, a start-up company in the agricultural sector, a consortium of 10 organisations operating in the youth at risk area

He is the Chair of the Bravery Trust, a national organisation which provides financial and education support to veterans from the Navy, Army and Air Force who are in serious need and to widows and children of the fallen. He is also the Chairman of the National SAS Association and is the Chair of  a new organisation that  he has helped to set up to provide support to victims of domestic violence in rural and remote regions. He is an adviser and Patron to a number of other veteran and mental health organizations. He provides training as well as strategic and governance advice in the corporate sector, not for profit organisations and to the indigenous community.

He was previously a director and chair of the audit and risk committee of REMCO, the regulator for the gas industry in Western Australia.  He also completed a four year Term as the Chair of the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention and was Chair of the Waste Authority.

He facilitates four modules on the Company Directors’ Course, as well as modules for local government and for not for profit and registered organizations on Governance, Board Performance Finance, Strategy, Risk and Leadership. He is a graduate of the company directors Course and has an Advanced Diploma in Company Directorship (Mastery of the Boardroom).

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the General Division in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2018 and a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Military Division in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 1984. He was also a previous state finalist for Australian of the Year.

Speaking Topics Include

Leadership:  The Role and Development of Leaders, The Authentic Leader, Building Authentic Organizations, Management v Leadership, Inter-generational Workplaces

Strategic Direction: Strategic Analysis and Tools,

Corporate Governance:  Improving Board Effectiveness, Risk Management and Organisationall Culture

Climate Change: 21st Century Climate Issues, The End of Oil, The Population Crisis, Sustainable Energy.

Facilitation: Master of Ceremonies, Hypotheticals

Personal Growth:   Peak Performance, Goal Setting, Making a Difference, Leading a Fulfilled Life, Work /Life Balance