Peter has been a Fellow of the RSA for ten years. He is a former chair of the North West region (2006-2009). He currently co-produces the RSA open dinners in Liverpool.
Peter Fell has been employed by the University of Manchester as Director of Regional and Economic Development since 2000. He has responsibility for managing the university's complex civic and regional strategic relationships. He has a comprehensive understanding of the region's political and business environment, having worked at senior level for a number of public bodies including the North West Regional Assembly, Stockport Council and Merseyside Training and Enterprise Council (TEC).
Peter has expertise in civic and regional governance matters and sits on numerous regional and city boards and committees. Peter is a founder governor and current chair of the Finance Committee of the Manchester College. He has been a school governor for over 15 years. He was a member of the CBI Regional Council. He is also a former chair of Euro Info Centre North West.
Peter is passionate about the arts. He is the former chair of Arts About Manchester, All About Audience, and outgoing vice chair of the Audience Agency. He is a board member of the Greater Manchester Arts Centre (Cornerhouse and Library Theatre), a former member of the council for Tate Liverpool and a trustee of the Contact Theatre in Manchester and central Manchester Library Trust.
Peter has a long standing interest in history and heritage issues. He has a master's degree from Kings College, University of Cambridge in history. He is the former chair of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MOSI) and following the merger with the Science Museum Group was a trustee observer on their board. He is a longstanding trustee of the Manchester Monastery, an outgoing board member of the Manchester based Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation and a trustee of the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust.