Peter Holmes à Court

Peter Holmes à Court is an entrepreneur, author, and cycling enthusiast. He has had an illustrious 20-year career in business across many industries in the US, UK, and Australia. He was most recently the Founding Chairman of 4e Greater Sydney Partnership Limited and the Brand Sydney Initiative before taking a sabbatical in Europe in 2010.

Peter's previous executive roles include CEO of the Australian Agricultural Company, Australia's oldest continuously operating company and the largest cattle company in the world. Peter is joint owner with Russell Crowe of the South Sydney Rabbitohs Rugby League team, where as Executive Chairman he led the turn-around of the Club from 2005 to 2008 as featured in the six-part ABC TV documentary "South Side Story."

Prior to his return to Australia in 2000, Peter spent 14 years living and working in the United States. In 1993, he formed Back Row Productions, overseeing its operations in New York, London and Sydney.

He read law at Oxford University and received his BA in economics at Middlebury College, Vermont. During college Peter worked for the Geonomics Institute, a US/ Soviet Economic think-tank, and after Oxford he moved to New York to train as a financial analyst with James D. Wolfensohn.

Peter once warmed the bench for the Oxford Blues rugby side and today rides a bike and takes part in the odd triathlon, both of which he does slowly. He currently lives in Switzerland. His book RIDING WITH GIANTS, a chronicle of the building of a beautiful racing bike in a small bicycle factory in rural France and a story about how a struggling father found a new way to relate to the world and those closest to him, is forthcoming from Penguin Press.