Raine and Horne

The Honourable Edmund Peter Tom Raine, widely known as Peter Raine, was a remarkable individual whose contributions extended across multiple fields. From his esteemed position as a Deputy Chief Justice of Papua New Guinea to his influential role as a director of Raine & Horne, Peter Raine’s career was marked by distinction and achievement. His remarkable journey left an indelible mark on both the legal profession and the success of his family’s business Raine & Horne Peter Raine was born in 1923 in Sydney. Growing up under the guidance of his father, Ned Raine, the Chairman of Raine & Horne, Peter followed a different path than his brother Max, opting to embark on a career in law. His educational journey took him to Edgecliff Preparatory School and Sydney Grammar School before he ventured to the University of Sydney, where he diligently earned his LL.B. degree. He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1949. Prior to his legal career, he served as an Associate to Mr Justice Street (later Sir Kenneth Street, Chief Justice of New South Wales) from 1947 to 1950. During the Second World War, Peter Raine served in the Australian Military Forces (A.M.F.) from 1940 to 1942, the Australian Imperial Forces (A.I.F.) from 1942 to 1945, and the Royal Australian Navy (R.A.N.) from 1945 to 1946. He saw active service from 1943 to 1945. Even in peacetime, he maintained his association with the army and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1970. In 1966, he was honoured with the decoration of E.D. (Efficiency Decoration). As an army reservist, he regularly served as a Judge Advocate, and in 1968, he visited Vietnam in this capacity. On 4 September 1970, Peter Raine was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea. He served the Supreme Court until his resignation on 14 January 1980. Throughout his tenure, he was highly regarded for his urbanity, good humour and diligent work ethic. In recognition of his distinguished service, Peter Raine was appointed Deputy Chief Justice of Papua New Guinea on 22 February 1978. He brought the same dedication and dignity to this position as he had demonstrated throughout his years on the Bench. In 1979, he was honoured with the title of C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). Harnessing the experience of family The advantages of tapping into the legal expertise of Peter Raine CBE Despite his judicial responsibilities, Peter Raine maintained his interest in military affairs. He served as the Judge Advocate of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and held the honorary rank of Colonel in the 35th Cadet Battalion. Additionally, he assumed the role of Chairman of the Papua New Guinea Cricket Control Board and played an active role in promoting cricket throughout the country. His efforts were instrumental in Papua New Guinea becoming a member of the International Cricket Control Board. Upon concluding his distinguished judicial career in 1980, Peter Raine embarked on a fresh endeavour, joining his brother Max on the Board of Directors of Raine & Home in Sydney. This transition allowed Peter to channel his extensive legal and business acumen into the company, wholeheartedly dedicating himself to its success. Angus Raine said of his uncle’s contributions to the firm: “The advantage of having a family business lies in the ability to leverage the expertise of family members who possess skills that go beyond one’s own. In my father’s case, he was fortunate to have access to Uncle Peter’s extensive legal knowledge. Uncle Peter played a crucial role in supporting my father during the buyback of the company shares in the 1980s.” Partnering closely with his brother Max, Peter Raine made invaluable contributions to support and advance Raine & Horne’s ambitious growth plans too. Together, they worked tirelessly to strengthen the company’s position within the industry. However, tragedy struck on 12 March 1987, when Peter’s remarkable journey came to an untimely end at the age of sixty-four. His legacy remains, marked by his exceptional dedication and significant contributions to Raine & Horne’s success. The advantage of having a family business lies in the ability to leverage the expertise of family members who possess skills that go beyond one’s own. In my father’s case, he was fortunate to have access to Uncle Peter’s extensive legal knowledge Angus Raine, Executive Chairman Above: Peter Raine CBE enjoyed a successful legal career in Australia and Papua New Guinea before returning to support Raine & Horne’s expansion plans in the 1980s. 19

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