Peter Cox, former Duncan Cotterill Independent Board Member, was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM), for services to sport, particularly hockey. Peter has contributed to sporting communities in Canterbury over a number of decades. Throughout his career, he has advised on boards for private sector companies, state owned enterprises, and other public entities. He has dedicated his expertise as a professional director to promoting and developing hockey in the Canterbury region.
He was also a founding trustee and board member of the New Zealand Academy of Sport – South Island in 1999 until it merged into the Crown entity High Performance Sport New Zealand in 2011, where he continued to serve as a board member until 2015. After the Christchurch earthquakes, he undertook a number of volunteer positions to support the hockey community. He is a trustee and treasurer of the Canterbury Artificial Surfaces Trust that leads the reconstruction of hockey facilities throughout Christchurch. He is also a trustee-designate for the Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub Trust, a new fifty-three million dollar sports facility sponsored by the City Council.
Peter has also contributed to New Zealand’s military history with two books on New Zealand’s involvement in the Middle East during World War II, “Good Luck to all the Lads” (2008) and “Desert War – the Battle of Sidi Rezegh” (2015).
Struan McOmish, Chair of Duncan Cotterill, says “Peter made a strong contribution to the firm over 29 years and we are proud of his achievements, both at Duncan Cotterill and in the wider community".