Adviser, Advocate and wise Counsel
Victor Perton: Adviser, Advocate and wise Counsel
Victor Perton is former Victorian Commissioner to the Americas, building investment, trade & supporter networks and currently, Senior Adviser to Oppeus International – a leadership services firm offering leadership search and support across Australia and Asia-Pacific.
His life experience includes 18 years as a parliamentarian, practice as a barrister, mediator, arbitrator, businessman, board service and mentor in the public and private sectors. Interesting projects have included assessments in Hong Kong for the National Democratic Institute and in Rwanda for the World Bank.
In 2013-14, Victor served as Senior Adviser in the Australian G20 presidency supporting Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey’s leadership of the globally crucial G20 Finance Track (G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors). He worked in the successful G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane which the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott described as “the most important gathering Australia has ever hosted.”
Building on his work as Commissioner to the Americas, Victor serves as a Board Member of the Australian Government’s Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR). He is a Steering Committee Member, 2015 Global Integrity Summit. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Information Industry Association and several other professional organisations. He has recently joined Oppeus International, a leadership services firm offering world’s best leadership search and support across Australia and Asia-Pacific.
A daily meditator and by nature optimistic and resilient, Victor is known to communicate and lead with a mindful, compassionate, calm and adaptable style.