Recent work (prior to joining NZIER)
Corporate strategy: Peter spent a number of years in the office of chief executive of a listed company working on strategy and business planning. He was also heavily involved in the preparation of the material for the Board of Directors.
Emissions Trading Scheme: Peter was Treasury’s senior representative on the team that designed New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme.
As well as taking part in policy development, drafting cabinet papers and discussion documents and providing advice to Ministers and their offices on scheme design, Peter lead the team that prepared the legislation introducing the emissions trading scheme.
Long-term fiscal report: Peter was the principal author of the Treasury’s first Statement on the Long-term Fiscal Position. Preparing the statement involved economic modelling of the fiscal position over a long time horizon, and then using that modelling to explain demographic and other drivers of policy on the Government’s fiscal position.