A Solicitor with a master’s degree in International and European law, Peter served as Attorney General of the British Overseas Territories of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (2014 - 2017). In these roles Peter was responsible for all the Governments’ legal and regulatory functions including directing public prosecutions and new legislation.
Peter currently chairs the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) – based in London and Stanley, Falkland Islands - and the Development Trust of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM). He is a Board member of the Marine Management Organisation – England’s marine regulator - and is Senior Independent Governor of Northumbria University, together with other non-executive roles.
Peter has a wealth of leadership experience gained senior leadership positions in complex organisations in the Public, Private and HE sectors.
Peter’s early career was as a corporate lawyer in private practice before serving as Legal and Procurement Director and Group Company Secretary of the Regional Development Agency, One North East and other in-house roles.
Peter has a reputation for strong leadership, innovation and for improving efficiency, governance and stewardship of public resources. Continuing his work in the North East’s economic development, Peter is currently Chief Legal Officer of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.
Peter was appointed as an MBE for services to Economic Development and the North East region in 2012 and named UK In-House Lawyer of the Year by The Lawyer Magazine in 2010.
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