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High Growth Speaker Series: Victor Perton on growth by governance strategy

  • RMIT Swanston Academic Building Building 80, level 2, room 7, 445 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)


Victor is a Board Member of the Australian Government's Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR). He is a Steering Committee Member of the 2015 Global Integrity Summit. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Information Industry Association and several other professional organisations.

Victor served as Senior Adviser in the Australian G20 presidency supporting Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey's leadership of the globally crucial G20 Finance Track of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. He worked in the successful G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane which the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott describes as "the most important gathering Australia has ever hosted." 

Victor is the former Victorian Commissioner to the Americas promoting inbound foreign direct investment and building supply chain networks in North and South America.

Victor’s past 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. He was a pioneer in internet political communications, data protection and privacy. Interesting projects have included assessments in Hong Kong for the National Democratic Institute, in Rwanda for the World Bank and South Africa for the British Commonwealth. He has served on commercial and government boards and offers excellence in clear thinking, decision-making and board governance.

Regarded as a thought leader in social media, innovation, economic development, e-government and regulatory reform, Victor has an outstanding track record of driving organisational and personal transformation, technology and trade & investment initiatives.

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About the series

The High Growth Speaker Series is dedicated to the strategic, tactical and psychological development of high growth entrepreneurs. Grounded in cutting edge entrepreneurship research and science, the series is designed and hosted by RMIT Lecturer and high growth entrepreneur, Lauren Rielly.

  • RMIT’s Global Entrepreneurship students receive a closed one hour lecture at 5.30pm each Thursday. 
  • High growth speakers take the theatre stage at 6.30pm to share their story, wisdom and action steps. Each event in the Speaker Series has been made open to the public, for the first 50 people to RSVP. 
  • 7.30pm kicks off the entrepreneurship social event at Oxford Scholar Hotel.


Learn about the High Growth Speaker Series at

RSVP to discover more about Victor's journey of entrepreneurship and to secure your seat in the theatre during his performance.

Earlier Event: September 10
Speaker Series Social Drinks
Later Event: September 17
Speaker Series Social Drinks