Peter’s main claim to fame is that he is a Kiwi! He first came to the US from New Zealand in 1973 to pursue post-graduate studies in law at the University of Virginia as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar. So, he is a proud Wahoo as are his daughter and son! After a career in private legal practice in New Zealand he returned to the US in 1992 to take up a position with the World Bank as a senior international attorney (lots of travel and no more time sheets or partners meetings!!). He retired from this position in 2009.
He was inducted into Rotary in 1976 (long before females were admitted to Rotary!) and has since served the organization in many capacities. He has been particularly involved in alumni/Rotary Peace Fellow activities and has chaired both the Alumni Relations and Rotary Peace Centers Committees. He has also served as an International Assembly Trainer, COL Delegate, RI President’s Representative and Dean of the Rotary Representative Network. He is currently the RI Director for 2020-22 in Zones 33 & 34 and will chair the RI Board’s Executive Committee for 2021-22.
Peter has received the Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award (his proudest achievement in Rotary!) together with the Service above Self Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service. He and his wife, Margaret, live on the West River in Maryland in a (beautiful!) home designed by Margaret and close to their two children and one grandson.