Peter Steele

Consulting Partner
Priority People Consulting

Peter brings extensive leadership experience as an advocate and communicator within communities, in the media and with governments.

His passion for customer service is underpinned by a background managing very large budgets and operations delivering high profile community and government services.

He has led commercial businesses, reported to Boards and been a Director of Australian companies operating here and in Europe and North America.

Extensive executive experience with the NSW Office of State Revenue as Chief Operating Officer and Australia’s largest mutual, NRMA grounds his knowledge in both the public and private sector. His experience in the NRMA saw him at different times accountable for the public face of the organisation building and protecting the brand, all aspects of customer service delivery, and membership growth, engagement and marketing. He was responsible for turning the organisation around in 2003 and establishing the discipline for its commercial success.

His early engineering career provided project management discipline, his numerate analytic approach and honed his leadership skills with frontline workers and professional teams.

His policy roles rounded his skill as an advocate and communicator able to lead effectively even in the face of unstable governance, engaging staff and the community to deliver successful outcomes.

Professional Strengths

  • Experienced policy and operations leader in government and commercial businesses.
  • First-hand experience applying government legislation, developing systems and effective end-to-end compliance programs.
  • An engaging presenter and facilitator he has presented at conferences in the UK, China and the US – sparking a transformational strategy there that reinvigorated AAA businesses.
  • Experienced leadership and performance mentor who understands deeply what is needed to foster a constructive, accountable culture and to deal with ambiguity.
  • Able to work with others to diagnose complex organisational issues, formulate strategic responses and – most importantly – jointly determine the next steps.
  • Peter has provided C-level guidance for strategy development, board engagement, brand building through advocacy, and stakeholder communication.
  • He is a strategic thinker experienced in harnessing businesses’ internal politics and real world politics to deliver significant business efficiencies and innovative change programs.
  • Peter is a Fellow of the AICD, has studied at London Business School and holds a Master’s degree in Engineering.

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0411 152 355
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83 Longueville Road
Lane Cove NSW 2066
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