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."
With Australia's 2014 G20 presidency having concluded, Victor Perton has relocated to Melbourne and is available for interesting projects, consultancies, engagement & advisory roles and board membership.
Victor is a former Commissioner to the Americas building investment, trade & supporter networks. 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. 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).
By nature optimistic and resilient, Victor leads with a mindful, compassionate, calm and adaptable style. He is instinctively collaborative, developing and maintaining strategic partnerships. He has served on commercial and government boards and offers excellence in clear thinking, decision-making and board governance.
Victor has outstanding communications skills including speechmaking, speechwriting, media, social media, leading roundtables, conversation and social media. Victor's LinkedIn peers rate him highly for leadership & strategy, international relations & business, public policy, negotiation, corporate governance, public relations and venture capital. His professional qualifications and experience include law, economics, education, technology & innovation and environment.