Peter Miskimmin has a wealth of experience as an athlete, coach and sports leader.
Peter was appointed Chief Executive of Sport NZ in 2008. Since then he has overseen New Zealand’s most successful Olympic Games (Beijing, London and Rio) and driven a significant step change in community sport thinking and implementation.
Prior to his time at Sport NZ Peter spent 17 years at New Zealand Post, where he held a number of senior management roles in the sales, marketing and commercial sides of the business.
A two time Olympian (Los Angeles and Barcelona), Peter has been Captain of the New Zealand Men’s Hockey Team, played 150 test matches for his country and twice won the New Zealand Hockey Player of the Year Award. He is currently a selector for the national men’s side, the Black Sticks.
Peter has coached at provincial and international level, winning national titles on several occasions. He coached the Junior Black Sticks at the 2009 Junior Hockey World Cup where the team (ranked 12th) finished 4th. He continues to volunteer as a Premier 1 coach at his local hockey club.
He has served on the Boards of the New Zealand Olympic Committee and the New Zealand Sports Foundation and SPARC. He was member of the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission for ten years (1992 – 2000) and was Chair for eight of those years. In 2000 Peter established the Olympic Club of NZ and was President for twelve years. He has also attended the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games as Head of Athlete Services within the New Zealand Games management team.