Peter Soundy brings 23 years of international project management experience to New Zealand.


Peter W Soundy BE, MIPENZ

Peter established Peak Projects in 1998 and brings to the company a broad international project management experience totalling 30 years of which 11 years was in China/Hong Kong with the remainder in Europe, Scandinavia and New Zealand.



Since setting up Peak Projects International, Peter has been involved in all of the projects listed in the projects section of this web site with an emphasis on airports, commercial development, infrastructure, wineries, and project reviews on behalf of lenders.



Prior to setting up Peak Projects, Peter headed up the project management section of a major international consultancy in Hong Kong. There he was responsible for the project management and project review of a variety of infrastructure and building projects in Hong Kong and China. Projects undertaken included breweries, pharmaceutical and manufacturing plants, and a number of buildings and facilities at Hong Kong’s new international airport.


Now based in Queenstown New Zealand, Peter applies his expertise to the successful development of infrastructure, winery, airport and commercial building projects. Peter’s specialist fields of activity are:

  • Project start-ups including the set-up of management systems, team organisations, quality systems, time and cost management tools.
  • Feasibility analysis, functional planning and design development for process and avaiation facilities.
  • Review of projects on behalf of owners and financial institutions.
  • Project management of privately financed infrastructure projects from bidding and financing through procurement, design and construction.



Peak Projects International engages staff and consultants as necessary for specific projects and tasks.  Key staff members are:


Paul Woodward:        Project Manager and Construction Manager  


Paul joined Peak Projects in 2007 and is currently managing the construciton of the airport terminal and Clare House Retirement Home in Invercargill. He has previously managed a number of construction and fit-out projects including Jacks Point Clubhouse, fit-outs at The Oak in Arrowtown, Queenstown Airport and an expansion project at Amisfield Winery, Lowburn.


Paul is a qualified builder and has over 11 years of self employment experience and over 20 years' experience in the building industry. Prior to joining Peak Projects, Paul worked as an estimator and buyer for a major building materials company in Queenstown. Paul previously spent 3 years working for a Building Contractor on several large contracts including The Spire Hotel, Queenstown and several large residential projects.


Rex Ji:                       Assistant Project Manager


Rex Ji joined Peak Projects in late 2012 after completing a Building Science degree in Project Management at Victoria University.  Rex has been involved in a number of local projects and is well versed in the Queenstown Lakes District Council building consent submission process and compilation of construction programmes and contract documentation.


Rex has been extensively involved in the Invercargill Airport terminal and has managed several small projects for Remarkables Primary school and existing commercial building clients.


Heather Black :         Project Accountant and Office Manager


Heather joined Peak Projects in 2011 as Office Manager with a background in administration and management with consultant and contracting businesses.


Heather manages the day-to-day running of the office and maintains the project cost and document control systems.





Consultants engaged by Peak Projects on a project by project basis are:


Ken Hardman:          Project Manager


Ken also joined Peak Projects in 2014 and has 35 years of broad construction experience across a diverse range of projects including multi-million dollar earthworks and motorway projects, large scale process plants (coal and steel) commercial and industrial developments and redevelopments, residential estates and high-end apartments, educational, healthcare, hospitality and infrastructure works. 


Ken is currently managing projects for Queenstown Community Housing Trust and winery projects at both Felton Road Winery and Amisfield.


David Stretch:            Project Manager


David joined Peak Projects in April 2015.  He has been project managing mainly heavy industrial projects for 17 years which has taken him to the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.  More recently David has been involved in high end residential and commercial projects in the Queenstown region.


David originates from Southland, qualified as a Mining Engineer at Otago University and spent several years at the Tiwai Point smelter near Bluff before heading offshore.


David is currently managing the Glenorchy Market Place project and advising on several high-end residential projects.


John Soundy :         Consultant


John has over 40 years' experience in a variety of sectors including; mechanical engineering, marine, transportation and heavy steel structures. John has appeared as an expert witness and has an indepth knowledge of Transport and Labour department regulations for all types of vehicles, temporary structures and amusement devices.


John supervised the refurbishment of a rescue fire appliance for Queenstown Airport and was also involved in the purchase of two new rescue fire appliances from Europe.

"Successful Projects are Created by Management Excellence and Teamwork."