Peter is a Trustee of Shaw Trust a charity with a thirty five year history of supporting people from a diverse range of backgrounds to recognise and fulfil their potential. With annual income of £260m, 4,000 dedicated staff and a large network of volunteers they are in the top 25 national charities. They provide employment opportunities, skill development training and health and wellbeing services across the UK. Working across 200 sites they deliver services on behalf of a range of commissioners including the Department of Work and Pensions and the National Offender Management Service. They also operate social enterprises, retail shops and eleven academy schools.
Peter has been active in techUK since 2000 and has been a Board member since 2008. He was the Chairman of the Membership, Finance & Performance Board and the Remuneration Committee until July 2019.
Peter retired from Accenture in 2008. During his twelve years with them he held various positions mainly in their Public Services business. Prior to his retirement he was the Managing Director of the EALA (Europe, Africa & Latin America) Public Services Operating Unit. The Unit, one of fifteen global units across Accenture, helps public sector organisations achieve high performances by delivering improved services to citizens and business whilst containing costs. It employs in excess of 5,000 staff based in over twenty different countries.
Peter joined Accenture in 1996. Prior to this, Peter was the Managing Director of UK Systems for Sema Group Plc (now Atos) and a board member of their outsourcing business. At Sema, Peter worked extensively across the UK public sector where, for many years, he was the director responsible for the company's business with the Home Office and the Department of Social Security (now the Department of Work and Pensions).