A former executive search consultant focusing on industrial and financial services clients, Peter was a Partner in Whitehead Mann and Hanover Partners, in London, New York and Hong Kong, before becoming full-time President of the British – American Chamber of Commerce and then the global Association of Executive Search Consultants. He transformed both organisations by introducing commercial disciplines and broadening their mandates.
In his early career Peter served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Bendix Corporation in Paris, as a consultant in Algeria for Sonatrach in manpower planning and management training, and as Manager of Marketing Practices for IBM in the UK. He served with Voluntary Service Overseas in Bangladesh on graduating from University.
Peter has a track record of creativity and successful board management in organisations with diverse stakeholders. He is an ‘executive in residence’ at the London Business School, on the Advisory Board of the St. George’s Society of New York and a development advisor to the Scientific Exploration Society and Books Beyond Words, a learning disability charity. He has an MBA from INSEAD and was awarded the CBE in 1992 for services to British Commercial Interests.