The following is a statement from the Chairman of NHP Holdings Pty Ltd, David Thomas, regarding the passing of Nigel Hugh Peck AM.
With great sadness I inform you that our company’s founder, Mr. Nigel Hugh Peck AM passed away at 2pm on Saturday 1st April surrounded by his family. He was 89 years of age.
In 1968 Nigel founded NHP to fill a gap he identified in the market for a specialist organisation offering the highest quality switchgear, advice and service to the Australian and New Zealand markets.
After presiding over NHP’s expansion of its operation across Australia and into New Zealand, Nigel retired as Managing Director in November 2002. He continued as Chairman of NHP Holdings Pty Ltd - a position he retired from in May 2013. He remained a director of the company.
In addition to Nigel’s admired business acumen, his strong sense of social responsibility saw him undertake a number of philanthropic pursuits supporting various causes and initiatives across Australia.
The extent of his work was formally recognised in June 2004 when he received an Order of Australia which cited his services to the electrical industry and wider community as a business leader and mentor.
NHP is committed to continuing its operation as a privately held, 100% Australian owned company now and into the long term future.
Chairman NHP Holdings Pty Ltd