Peter Baines OAM, a former forensics officer with the NSW State Police Force developed his unique leadership style by leading international identification and recovery teams into Indonesia and Thailand following acts of terrorism and the 2004 South East Asian Tsunami. He went on to work in the counter terrorism area of Interpol, spent time with the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime and also worked in Saudi Arabia and Japan after natural disasters hit. However, it was his work in Thailand that brought the biggest change. Touched by the children left orphaned months after the tsunami, Peter founded an Australian charity called Hands Across the Water to support them which has gone on to create opportunities for hundreds of children across Thailand.
In January 2014, Peter was recognised in the Australia Day honours with the awarding of the Order of Australia Medal for his International Humanitarian work.
Today, Peter has a successful consulting business building engagement through corporate social responsibility, and presents across the globe to major corporations and governments on Leadership. He is the author of bestselling books Hands Across the Water and Doing Good by Doing Good.