Peter has been a Fellow of the RSA for nearly 15 years. He is a former chair of the North West region (2006-2009). He has been a trustee since 2013.
Peter is now a portfolio worker. He previously worked full time for 15 years as the Director of Regional and Economic Affairs at the University of Manchester. He currently works part time for the University and part time as an education and governance freelancer.
Peter has expertise in education issues. He was a founder governor and chair of the Finance Committee of the Manchester College. He is a current member of the board and treasurer of the RSA Academies Trust. He is a co- founder and secretary of the Education Relief Foundation- a Swiss based NGO. He has been a school governor for over 15 years.
Peter is passionate about the arts. He is the former chair of Arts About Manchester, All About Audiences, and outgoing vice chair of the Audience Agency. He is a former board member of the Greater Manchester Arts Centre (Cornerhouse and Library Theatre) and Tate Liverpool Council. He is 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, the current interim chair of the Manchester based Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation and a trustee of the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust.
He is also Deputy Chair of the Liverpool based Pain Relief Foundation and a visiting fellow of the Heseltine Institute in Liverpool.