Peter Thompson is the Managing Director of Barfoot & Thompson. To Peter, Barfoot & Thompson is much more than a business; it's quite literally part of his family. Peter is the grandson of Maurice Thompson - the original Thompson in the Barfoot & Thompson team which started out in the early 1920s.  Peter started out in 1981 in the rental division at the Otahuhu branch and continued to move through several positions in the firm including sales, administration and management. He was made a Director in 1997, and ultimately became Managing Director in 2005.

Peter has held several directorships over the years, including being on the Board of Auckland Rugby, and still is a current Board Member of  He was awarded Life Membership of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand in 2011 and was made a Life Member of Auckland Rugby in December 2017.