About

Piers has worked across the corporate sector, academia, and with a leading international NGO that focuses on the agricultural sector and delivering sustainability through international supply chains. Fluent in Bahasa Indonesian, he has considerable experience living and working in business in Asia as well as Australia. Throughout much of the 2000s, Piers was General Manager of Indonesia’s leading public affairs and crisis management firm, where he worked with many of the world’s largest multi-national corporations on business critical issues in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He was the Director of the Indonesian government’s public communications response to the Bali (2002) and Marriott (2003) bombings and has received international awards for his crisis management work in both New York and Hong Kong. More recently, he has completed work as the Asia Pacific Manager for Palm Oil for the Solidaridad network, an EU foundation that works together with to develop supply chain initiatives that focus on training oil palm smallholders and supporting sustainable approaches to agricultural supply chains. Piers is a qualified mediator and provides counsel to companies who wish to improve how they interact with communities and key stakeholders in mining and extractives, agriculture, and consumer goods industries.

 

Client specific skills

 

  • Complex stakeholder mapping and engagement projects
  • Communication strategy and planning
  • Communication skills training – in house training, policy presentations and report writing
  • Diverse experience in project design, planning, implementation, and program evaluation
  • Policy analysis and strategic planning
  • Design, monitoring and evaluation of community development programs
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Qualitative and quantitative research experience on both consumer and community projects

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Speaking Highlights