Peter read Geography at the University of Oxford, his dissertation focusing on biodiversity conservation projects in Vietnam. Since then he has held senior-level welfare, regulatory and business development roles in various charities, not-for-profit and commercial organisations. He is a former Chief Executive of the Retired Greyhound Trust, the UK’s largest single-breed rehoming charity, and is currently Chief Executive of the world-famous Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, one of the UK’s oldest and most famous animal rescue centres. Most recently he was appointed as a director of the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (AHWBE)
In addition to his voluntary role as a Trustee of Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation, Peter has served as the Honorary Secretary of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes since 2013 and has been a Trustee of the Petplan Charitable Trust (a grant giving organisation) since 2014. He lives in the south of England with his wife and two young children.