Program Leaders


Each AEP Experience is led by a highly capable and group of facilitators and faculty,
experienced in a field of discipline such as leadership, ethics, image, acting and health
& wellbeing. The AEP programs are primarily led by Harold Hillman & Glen Petersen:



Glen Petersen is the Managing Director of GENERATOR TALENT GROUP. He has over 30 years work experience in blue-chip organisations across Australia, New Zealand and North America and has an outstanding reputation as a judge and developer of executive talent. A specialist in the consumer goods & services, manufacturing and services industries, Glen held a number of significant and senior Human Resources leadership roles throughout his corporate career, before founding his own consulting business in 2004.

Throughout his career, Glen has held a keen interest in leadership capability and executive presence, both studying and coaching executives on how to lead with more effect. Glen’s early career in PepsiCo shaped his philosophy on what differentiates an effective leader and the power of presence, persona and communication. Glen, along with Harold Hillman, designed and developed the AEP theory and programs and has co-led each program over the past four years.

Glen holds a Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University in Australia, where he was awarded the prize for highest marks in Human Resources subjects, and has represented Australia in his age group World Triathlon Championships in Sweden and Hawaii. He has four children and lives in Sydney, Australia.





Harold Hillman, Managing Director of Sigmoid Curve Consulting, has lived in New Zealand since 2003, when he migrated from New York to join Fonterra in two roles – initially as Interim Director of Human Resources and then as Global Director of Talent. In 2007, Harold launched his own consultancy, specializing in building learning, leadership and change as core capabilities in individuals, teams and organisations. He works primarily with chief executives and executive teams, helping them to become expert at leading large scale culture change.

Harold has worked across multiple sectors in New Zealand and on the global stage with clients in Financial and Professional Services, Consumer Goods, Education, Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment, Energy and the Public Sector.

Harold earned his Master’s Degree from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to Fonterra and the launch of Sigmoid, Harold’s career highlights include: Assistant Professor,

Leadership Programs at the US Air Force Academy, Director, Amoco Management Learning Centre, Amoco Corporation; Corporate Vice President & Chief Learning Officer, Prudential Financial. Harold became a NZ citizen in 2008 and lives in Auckland.