With 35 years of wide ranging experience in senior leadership and practitioner roles across the built environment, Peter combines leading industry expertise, strong business development skills and exceptional client, stakeholder and political awareness with a powerful market presence.
After 12 years in the public sector (Basildon and Telford New Town development corporations) as both a Chartered Town Planner and Chartered Surveyor, Peter joined Donaldsons LLP. Initially specialising in advising public sector clients on major development projects, Peter ultimately combined this senior practice role with leadership of the firm. As Chief Executive from 1999 he oversaw its rapid growth and international expansion until the sale of the practice to DTZ in 2007.
Following two years as DTZ Operations Director (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Peter joined West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (a central Government sponsored development and investment organisation) to lead the Corporation through its final, five-year delivery phase. Again combining business leadership with strategic project implementation, Peter was at the forefront of delivering major regeneration schemes in Northampton, Daventry and Towcester, including the creation of Innovation Centres at Northampton Waterside and in Daventry, an entirely rebuilt and expanded Northampton rail station, a major extension to Towcester town centre and a new £350m campus for the University of Northampton.
Following the statutory close of WNDC in 2014, Peter now combines chairmanship of Nexus Planning with a portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles across property, planning, development and regeneration.