Directors' Download: Family Business in Transition

Wed 1 Nov 2017
5.30pm to 7.00pm

(Arrival time: 5.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


AICD SA Business Centre and Members Lounge
Level 23, Westpac House
91 King William Street
Adelaide SA


Single Members: A$20.00 Non-members: A$30.00

Peter Siebels GAICD

Principal, 4D Advisory

Peter Siebels GAICD is Principal at 4D Advisory, a business specialising in the needs of Family owned businesses.

He was formerly National Managing Partner of the Private Enterprise practice for KPMG in Australia, a member of KPMG's Global Middle Market Executive and a National Board member of KPMG. During his 30 year career at KPMG, he was Tax Partner from 1996, Partner in Charge of Tax Consulting in SA from 2001 - 2007 and was appointed Chairman of Partners, SA in 2003, a role he held until 2011.

Peter is a current Board member of the RAA, RAA Insurance, ECH, Fox Creek Wines, Adelaide University and the Electricity Industry Superannuation Scheme and sits on a number of other Private Company Advisory Boards. He was previously a member of the Board of Business SA, State Chairman of The Taxation Institute, the State Theatre Company and the Walford Anglican School for Girls, and now focusses on balancing his Board portfolio with advising a number of family businesses. He is passionate about the challenges confronting private enterprise and their important role in driving economic activity.

Is the family more important than the business, or is the business more important than the family?

As an organisation grows, structure becomes an important strategic matter for consideration. For family businesses looking to a future of sustainable growth and success, questions are often asked about when it is appropriate to engage a board, what the board should look like and the role it should play in setting the strategic direction of the business.

Hear from our expert speakers as they discuss the role of the board in family business and how to successfully incorporate a board into a business' structure to aide your organisation's progression.

The late managing director of Darrell Lea Chocolates, Jason Lea, once said that when looking for his replacement he mistakenly tried to choose someone like himself. Beware of replicating what you already have; strive for diversity and don’t choose people because they ‘feel comfortable’. You need to ask the hard questions.


University of South Australia

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