Peter is a qualified accountant with a long career in private companies and currently provides financial support and strategic planning advice to small and medium sized companies.
Since 1991, he has had a wide range of involvement in the voluntary sector in Milton Keynes and was treasurer of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (now Rethink). He has been a trustee of the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and a director of its subsidiary, MK Community Properties Limited since 1995, having served terms as chairman of both organisations.
He has also been involved with local NHS boards as a non-executive director since 1993 and currently is on the boards of the Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group and the East of England Ambulance Trust. He hopes that his year in office will provide opportunities to promote wider discussion on mental health, particularly initiatives focusing on prevention and early intervention.
Peter moved to Buckinghamshire in 1980 and lives in Bletchley with Dolores Ochoa. They have three daughters, a son and five grandchildren between them, scattered as far afield as China, Mexico, Spain and next door!