John B. Peebles

Professional director, John Peebles Associates

Company Info: John Peebles Associates

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Address: P.O. Box 28541, Remuera, New Zealand

Phone: 64 9 3095330


Advice: Total focus and commitment to results.

Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Passion for the goal, sound functional skills, bottom-line orientation, the ability to effect change through people, proven success.

Sector specialization: Dairy, meat, timber, publishing/media, fast-moving consumer goods, energy

Job function specialization: Nonexecutive directors, C-suite, hard-to-find specialists

Geographical Focus: Australasia, Asia-Pacific

Companies I often recruit for: PricewaterhouseCoopers; American Express; Foodstuffs; CarterHoltHarvey; Fairfax

Favorite historical figure: Alexander the Great

Languages: English

Employment history: John Peebles, Director, 1990 to present; Sheffield Consulting Group, Director, Executive Search Group, 1974-76

Other interests: Opera, fly-fishing, MG car club, farming

Professional/Membership Affiliations: Director, AESC Board, New York; Deputy Chair, AESC Asia-Pacific Council; Academy of Management; Auckland Golf Club, Northern Club, Outboard Boating Club

Experience in executive search consulting: 33 years

High Profile Placement: First CEO search for Fonterra (one of the world?s largest dairy companies)

Other paths I might have pursued: Litigator

The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: The ability to perform inside client expectations.