Peter teaches and researches leadership at the University of Canterbury. For the last few years he has been the MBA Director (and Director of Executive Development) at the University of Canterbury. Peter has a strong interest in complexity, creativity and positivity in leadership and in the personal foundations of emotionality, character and alignment that underlie effective organisational leadership. He has been described by NZ Management Magazine as “one of the nation’s best leadership writers” and is the author of two books, “The Dance of Leadership” (2001, 2003) and “The Spirit of Leadership” (2008, 2009, 2013) and a number of international publications.
Peter’s consulting experience spans over twenty-five years and includes facilitation, coaching, advisory and developmental roles with the senior management teams of numerous private sector and non-governmental organizations including; Anglican Church, ASB Bank, Britten Motorcycle Company, Foodstuffs SI, Girl Guiding NZ, Liquigas, PGG Wrightson, Tait Electronics, Telecom, TelstraClear, Trust Bank New Zealand and Wynn Williams. Peter has extensive experience in the New Zealand local body and public sector where he has provided a mix of strategic facilitation, leadership development and coaching support to senior management teams in a wide variety of organizations including; Airways Corporation, Canterbury District Health Board, Careers NZ, CERA, Christchurch City Council, Christchurch International Airport, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Corrections Department NZ, Department of Labour, Housing New Zealand, Ministry of Education, New Zealand Customs, New Zealand Police, SCIRT and Treasury.
Peter has extensive experience in the design of leadership development programmes. He has designed or co-designed leadership programmes for numerous public and private sector organisations including ASB Bank, CDHB, Foodstuffs SI, Leadership Development Centre, New Zealand Police, New Zealand Customs, Otago Executive Programmes, PGG Wrightson and Trust Bank New Zealand. In recent years he led the re-design of the UC MBA and designed and introduced a new Strategic Leadership Certificate programme.
Peter co-facilitated the Leadership Development Centre’s Leadership in Practice programme for nearly ten years. During this period he formed close relationships with scores of senior public service managers and worked directly with visiting leadership experts such as Charles Handy, Kevan Scholes, Doug Stace, Norman Chorn and David Whyte. He has been involved in executive coaching for over fifteen years and during this time has worked directly with over a hundred CEO’s, GM’s and senior managers from the private, public and local government sectors. http://www.mang.canterbury.ac.nz/people/cammock.shtml