Peter has been in his current role during a period of sustained growth of the NZ marine industry – A major focus of NZ Marine over recent years has been promoting New Zealand as a destination for visiting yachts from other counties and this has successfully seen New Zealand established as a major superyacht destination and refit hub in the South Pacific. The internationally respected NZ Marine and Composites Industry Training Organisation, boat building and related apprenticeship programmes, have seen over 1500 graduates under his leadership and currently the programme has 460 registered trainees being trained at 200 companies throughout New Zealand. With the 36th Americas Cup being held in Auckland 2020/2021, Peter has played an important role on ensuring Auckland Council and the New Zealand Government understand the economic benefits to the city and country from hosting this international event.