Peter Campbell (BCom University of Canterbury 1985, CA 1985), has owned and operated his own accountancy/investment/business advisory firm in Westport since May 1988, currently employing 14 staff. He is married to Jan (also a member of staff), and they have three grown daughters.
Peter has been involved in many community activities, and has strong sporting interests. He is Secretary and life-time member of Coal Town Museum, an active member and Past-President of Westport Rotary Club, and 2002-2008 was Chairperson of the Buller Youthworks programme. He has been a keen squash, hockey, and cricket player (former Buller and West Coast rep.), was Chairperson of Buller Netball Association, and is a local rugby referee.
Peter was involved with School Trustees at local, regional and national level from 1995 to 2006, being elected to the NZ School Trustees Association Board in 2004, which he represented on the Ministry of Education's Practitioners' Group to review Principals' salaries and the Operations Grant. In 2000 he became a representative of the Chamber of Commerce (WC Branch), and in 2004 a member of the ACC Liaison Committee with NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants. In 2008 he was elected as a Councillor on the Buller District Council.