Peter is married to Jane and has two sons and four grandchildren. He studied Marketing and Business Management at, what is now, Sheffield Hallam University.
Starting as a Management Trainee in the John Brown Engineering Group Peter’s first Senior Management roll was at the age of 26 and was as Managing Director of a small independent Volvo Distributorship. This started a career of nearly thirty years in senior management in the automotive industry. He joined the Volvo Group and was Managing Director of the London based operations, Marketing Manager based in Sweden and Marketing Director for North America.
Then followed a period as International Sales and Marketing Director for the AWD Bedford Truck Corporation and in 1995 he went to Africa to become Group Managing Director of Marshalls East Africa plc a distributor and assembler of a range of automotive products in East Africa.
After his assignment in Africa was complete Peter returned to the UK to be Managing Director of QEK Global Solutions Ltd a group offering vehicle management, marketing events creation, and management and marketing support and logistics services to major vehicle manufacturers on an international basis
In 2001 Peter retired from the automotive industry to own his own busines. He bought a Country House hotel in Bradford on Avon, ran it for nearly 13 years and sold it in 2014.
In 2008, Peter started his Charity and Volunteering work first becoming a Trustee and then Chairman of Bath Rugby Foundation. He is currently a Director and Trustee of Julia's House Children's Hospice and a Director and Trustee of the Royal Artillery Museum. He is also Chairman of VisitWiltshire, a Board Member of the Tourism Alliance, Deputy Chairman of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership and a Director of the Great West Way.
Peter is a great believer in that everyone deserves a good quality of life and prospects within a supportive community and that as a community member he has a responsibility to do all he can to ensure that this quality exists. His work with carers through Rotary and Bath Rugby Foundation made him realise what an incredible job carers do, in often very challenging circumstances and he feels privileged be a Trustee of Carer Support Wiltshire/Carer Support Dorset and to be able contribute to the work of the charity and as a consequence, to help in supporting our carers.