Chief Executive  

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 two of New Zealand’s most successful Olympic Games (Beijing and London) and driven an increased focus on community sport.  

Prior to his time at Sport NZ Peter spent 17 years at New Zealand Post, where he held a number of management roles in the sales, marketing and commercial sides of the business. 

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 hockey at club, 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 has served on the Boards of the New Zealand Olympic Committee and the New Zealand Sports Foundation. He was on the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission and is a past President of the Olympian Club of New Zealand. 

Peter still volunteers as a coach at his local hockey club – which he has done for the last 25 years. He's an avid bike rider (road and mtb) having completed Round Taupo a few times and the Old Ghost Rd and Timber Trail recently. Peter and his wife Sue also love the great outdoors and have been “slowly” walking their way through all of NZ’s great walks, with only one to go!

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