Richard Peterkin

Biographical information

Full nameRichard Neville•Peterkin
Used nameRichard•Peterkin
Born18 April 1948 in St. George's (GRN)
NOC Saint Lucia


Richard Peterkin studied at the University of the West Indies at the Saint Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago campus. He later studied at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Peterkin became an accountant, working as a partner with Price Waterhouse Coopers on Saint Lucia, and later as a partner with Grant Thornton Windward Islands.

Peterkin was President of the National Olympic Committee of Saint Lucia from 1992-2013. In 2009 he was co-opted onto the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and remained as a member until 2018 when he had to step down because of age limits. In 2019 he received the Olympic Order in Silver from the IOC, and in 2022 was named an honorary life member of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President St. Lucia Olympic Committee 1992—2013 LCA Richard Peterkin
Member International Olympic Committee 2009—2018 LCA Richard Peterkin

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