Peter Hanke

Peter Hanke

Associate Fellow


Saïd Business School 
University of Oxford 
Executive Education Centre 
Egrove Park 
OX1 5NY 


Alongside his role at Saïd Business School, Peter Hanke is an Associate of the Centre for Art and Leadership at the Copenhagen Business School and Visiting Professor at IEDC, Bled School of Management.

An experienced classical music conductor and performer, Peter is investigating similarities and connections between leadership, organisational innovation and music making. He is a regular lecturer and organiser of workshops in leadership aspects of performance, aesthetics and philosophy.

Peter has delivered sessions on performing leadership on the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme since 2003 and has taught Leadership as a Performing Art for Standard Chartered Bank. He runs artistic workshops, focusing on leadership from the conductor’s point of view, at Harvard Business School, Copenhagen Business School and at IEDC, Bled Business School. 

Peter has worked with Voces Copenhagen, Contemporary Opera Denmark and the Danish Radio Choir, the latter as choirmaster. He has also been a producer for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and Executive Director of the theatre company, Hotel ProForma, and Head of Events at the Art Museum, Arken; Peter has now established Exart Performances which aims to communicate the experience, knowledge and techniques of performing arts in a leadership context. Peter is also Artistic Director for Bramstrup Performing Arts and a Member of the European Cultural Parliament. He received the Einar Hansens Research Award in 2005.

Peter’s book Performance & Lederskab is being translated into English as Performance and Leadership, to be published in 2011.

Peter has a degree in conducting from the Royal Danish Academy of Music and has completed studies in Musicology and Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen.