Sir Peter Elworthy

KB

Date of birth

3 March 1935 at Timaru

Died

11 January 2004

Parents

Harold Herbert Elworthy and June Mary Bachelor

Married

Fiona Elizabeth McHardy, 7 December 1960

Children

Two sons and two daughters

Education

  • Waihi Preparatory School
  • Christs' College
  • Lincoln Agricultural College

Honours

  • Nuffield Travelling Scholarship Award to Britain 1970
  • McMeekan Animal Production Memorial Award 1978
  • Bledisloe Award for Agriculture 1987
  • Created Knight Bachelor Queen's Birthday Honours June 1988

Positions held

  • President Federated Farmers 1984-1987
  • Foundation President of New Zealand Deer Farmers Association 1974-81
  • Founding Chairman Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative 1977-82
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand Board 1985-99 (Chair Independent Directors 1993-99)
  • Chairman Queen Elizabeth II National Trust 1987-93
  • Chairman of Timaru Port Company 1988-97

Currently

  • Chairman Opuha Dam Companies 1993-
  • Chairman Alan Duff Foundation Books in Homes 1994-