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Cornerstone Group Appoints The Hon Dr Peter Hendy As Co-Chairman

I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon Dr Peter Hendy as Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board alongside former federal Labor leader the Hon Simon Crean.

Peter, who has been an Advisory Board member since July 2017, commenced his new role on 1 September 2017.

With this appointment, Cornerstone will be led by two of Australia's top advocates from both the corporate sector and the union movement. Peter headed the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for six years and Simon spent five years leading the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).

In addition to his role at ACCI leading the national debate on workplace relations and taxation reform, Peter has also worked as Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition as well as a number of Cabinet ministers, Executive Director of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, and spent time at The Treasury and the New South Wales Cabinet Office.

Peter was the Member for Eden-Monaro in the Federal Parliament from 2013 to 2016, and during this time was Assistant Minister for Finance, Assistant Minister for Productivity, and Assistant Cabinet Secretary. He was most recently Chief Economist to the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.

Peter is currently on the Board of the Council for Australian Arab Relations, a Member of the Council of the Economic Society of Australia (NSW) and a Member of the Commonwealth Grants Commission.

Cornerstone Group is an established leader in government relations and advocacy, working with companies and institutions ranging from not-for-profits to multinational enterprises. Cornerstone's directors, management, and key staff have in-depth experience spanning federal, state, and local government executive and legislative practice across the political spectrum.

For more information, please contact me on 02 9223 4800 or via email.

Joseph Tannous
Executive Director
Cornerstone Group

Sep 10, 2017