Peter Mitchell


Peter has a proven track record in the development of major business cases (including project management and delivery), consideration of alternative procurement options, budgetary processes and policy development, and implementation gained in a variety of public sector roles. He has the ability to take a strategic view of situations and often offers insights others do not immediately see.

As a professionally qualified chartered accountant (England) Peter possesses a range of capabilities. He is adept at building and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders, particularly government agencies, officials and ministers. Peter’s main skills relate to strategic analysis and planning, business case development and promotion, budgetary advice and planning and procurement advice in respect of acquisitions, privatisations and Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

Through his years of experience Peter is able to identify all the elements that combine to deliver the right results, and work with all levels within an organisation from board chairman and CEO to junior business analysts to achieve them. He is an effective leader, and thrives in a team environment while also enjoying success working independently. Peter hits the ground running (faster than most), has a keen focus on the required outcomes and operates well in high pressure situations. He maintains a strategic outlook while being results orientated and tactically focussed.

Peter has significant experience of the Department and the Justice Sector. Peter's recent clients include the Department of Corrections where he made a significant contribution to the procurement of a PPP at the Corrections Wiri site for a 960 men’s bed prison by leading the financial and commercial workstream, and the Ministry of Justice where he was responsible for a similar workstream for the Detailed Business Case for the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct Project. He has also led a number of other successful business case developments at Corrections and was a manager of the prison’s Regional Prisons Development Project which oversaw the development of four new prisons in the mid 2000s. Other roles have included the New Zealand Climate Change Office, Industry New Zealand, Ministry of Justice, Tertiary Education Commission, Internal Affairs, CCMAU and New Zealand Treasury.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Manchester and qualified as a chartered account in England. He has work experience in New Zealand, UK, China and Fiji.

In his spare time Peter is an avid (some would say fanatic) cyclist who was recently cycling in Europe following the progress of the Tour de France.