Who are we

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson is a broadcaster, educator, author and communication consultant.

He is a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government where he teaches executive programs in communication strategy and adaptive change, risk and crisis communication and behavioural change.

He presented ABC TV’s Talking Heads – a program of intimate conversations about the lives of prominent Australians – for six seasons.  Previously – he was the voice of ABC Radio’s AM and Radio National Breakfast – for fourteen years.

Peter directs the Centre for Leadership which works with the public, private and not-for-profit sectors on communication strategy and practice.

His books include “Persuading Aristotle” and “The Secrets of the Great Communicators”.

He was educated at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Australian Graduate School of Management and the Australian National University.

He is also an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University’s Department of International Communication.

Jane Rowe

Jane Rowe is a communication consultant, media trainer, radio and television producer, journalist and writer.

She has extensive experience at the front line of ABC news and current affairs. For nine years, she was a reporter/producer for the ABC Radio current affairs programmes AM, PM and The World Today.

At Radio National, Jane was a producer/presenter of the weekly program, The Business Report and a producer of Life Matters hosted by Geraldine Doogue.

In television, Jane spent time as a producer of the 7.30 Report and as researcher on Foreign Correspondent.

She has particular expertise at media training and has worked with executives at CEO level of top 10 Australian corporations.

Jane has worked alongside Peter Thompson in presenting the many training programs developed by the Centre for Leadership since 1999.