"It’s not Peter trying to avoid any sense of responsibility," insists spokesman.
Tim Alpe of vehicle hire company Jucy has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2010.
Mr Alpe will represent New Zealand at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in Monte Carlo in May 2011.
Jucy is New Zealand’s first tourist-focussed vehicle hire company to embrace next generation technology to enable travellers to plan, price and book low-cost travel deals.
Jucy now has more than 2000 vehicles on the road and offices throughout New Zealand and Australia.