Peter is a past chair and previous councillor for Waikato Regional Council that has broad-ranging responsibilities for the economic, environmental, social and cultural well-being of the Waikato region.
Peter was first elected to the council to represent North Waikato-Hauraki in 2007.
Prior to his election to the Regional Council, Peter had 25 years involvement with Waikato Federated Farmers. His leadership positions at branch and regional level culminated in him holding the presidency before becoming council chairman.
Peter has also been heavily involved in his local community working with schools, sports clubs, support trusts and veterinary clubs. He has dairy farmed in partnership with Judi for 45 years at Island Block. Peter is the Regional Chairman of the Waikato Medical Research Foundation and is also a member of the Future Proof Committee. He is also a member of the Waikato Regional Council Lower Waikato Liaison Catchment Committee.