District Governor Nominee

Peter Maxwell

Morrinsville Rotary
55 West Street,
Club President 2014/15
Assistant Governor 2015 – 17
Peter was born and brought up in the North East of England (Newcastle –upon-Tyne and County Durham). In the early 70’s he moved to the South West of England, where shortly after he arrived there – a Kiwi girl on OE came to live over the road, and as they say, “the rest is history”!
His career can be divided into two halves. The first 30 years were spent working for a commercial bank in the UK (Barclays Bank) where his roles encompassed Branch, Regional and Divisional Banking rising to the role of Deputy Director of one of the Bank’s Division.
In 1998 he left the bank and took up a role at the University of Bristol, centered on the protection and commercialisation of Intellectual Property and supporting the creation of new high technology companies. At the University he established the Setsquared Centre (a Business Incubator) which has recently been awarded the status of the World’s top University owned incubator. He also held the post of Treasurer and Secretary of the UK Science Park Association.
In 2006 Peter moved to New Zealand and joined the executive team at the Waikato Innovation Park where he took responsibility for the Management and Development of the Park’s Community. He also established and led a team that supported companies and their management based across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions. He retired from this role in April 2016.
Peter is married to Mary and they have 3 children and 2 grandchildren (all of whom live in London)
Outside Rotary, Peter’s interests are 
  • Lay Minister St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Morrinsville, and Diocesan Synod Member
  • Sailing (both power and sail), DIY, Gardening, Fishing, Music (both listening and making) Travel, Rugby (watching), Campanology and Woodturning.