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Dr Peter Hendy Joins Cornerstone Group

Cornerstone Group welcomes Dr Peter Hendy to our advisory board.

Cornerstone Group's Executive Director Joseph Tannous was thrilled to announce today that we have a new appointee to the organisation's Advisory Board.

The Hon Dr Peter Hendy will join the Advisory Board from 1 July 2017 as a non-executive director. Peter is coming to us from his role as Chief Economist to the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.

Peter is a highly trained and experienced economist, with a first class honours degree in Economics and Doctorate of Philosophy in Government from two of Australia's leading universities.

Peter has spent decades at the zenith of public policy both in Australia and internationally. Peter spent six years as Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, leading the national debate on workplace relations reform.

Peter has also worked as Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition, Executive Director of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, and spent time at the Treasury as well as 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.

Peter also brings a wealth of board experience to Cornerstone, with directorships at Standards Australia, the Australian Institute of International Affairs, the Australian Made Campaign, the National Institute of Labour Studies, and senior representative roles with the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development.

With Peter joining our Advisory Board, along with our Chairman, former Minister for Defence and Minister for Workplace Relations the Hon Peter Reith, and former senator Dr John Tierney OAM, Cornerstone's governance structure now has a combined 40 years of experience in the Federal Parliament.

"The depth of experience and understanding of the Parliament and its processes in our senior team continues to put our clients in the best possible position when dealing with government. We are delighted that Peter is joining myself and the other Board Members of Cornerstone to provide an industry-leading service" Joseph Tannous said. 

"Peter is a welcome addition to Cornerstone's Advisory Board and will bring proven management expertise and strategic corporate advice to Cornerstone and our clients."

Jul 01, 2017