Our people

Peter Scott

Environment Canterbury observer
Peter comes from a farming background and is a returning Environment Canterbury Councillor. He was Deputy Chair of the Council for five years during the last two Council terms. 
 
In the current 2022-2025 triennium, Peter is Chair of the Transport, Urban Development & Air
Quality Committee; the Chief Executive Employment, Performance & Remuneration Committee; the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee; and Co-Chair of Te Rōpū Tuia. Peter is also a member of the Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee, Canterbury Mayoral Forum, the South Island Regional Councils, and the Local Government New Zealand Regional Sector Group. 
 
Peter has experience in a range of leadership roles, including as chief executive of Opuha Water, a director of Horticulture New Zealand, and a director of Irrigation New Zealand. He was on the inaugural steering committee for the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. He campaigned on a platform of providing focus and leadership and leveraging strong relationships he has formed across the region.

Our board

Dr Jan Wright
Chair
Devon McLean
Director
John Henry
John Henry
Rūnaka Director
Julia Mackenzie
Julia Mackenzie
Director
Jo McPherson
Department of Conservation senior liaison officer
James Holborow
James Holborow
LINZ representative
Rynee de Garnham
Rynee de Garnham
Rūnaka observer
Stephen Phillipson
NZ Defence Force representative
Julia Rata Te Raki
Manawhenua project lead
Peter Scott
Environment Canterbury observer