Peter represents Ngāti Hauiti on the Mōkai Patea Claims Trust.
Peter is also a Ngāti Hauiti Rūnanga delegate, a director of Ngāti Hauiti’s agri-business (Patiki Holdings) and a trustee on its long term asset holding entity (Rākautaonga Whenua Tōpū Trust).
He was also formerly the chair of Whakauae Research Services, which is Aotearoa’s only iwi-owned and mandated kaupapa Māori public health research organisation.
In his professional life, he is an economist and spent 20 years working in the public sector before making a major career change and establishing a mobile surface preparation business.
Peter is also is currently the National Secretary of the NZ Māori Council.
Peter is married with two teenage sons and lives in Lower Hutt.