He started his 40-year military career when he joined the Royal Engineers from Sandhurst Military Academy in 1974 and read engineering at the University of Cambridge. By the time he finished his career in 2014, he had served all over the world, including operational command tours in Zimbabwe, The Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Peter is now Director of Amicus, an advisory business which specializes in imparting military and commercial leadership expertise, with emphasis on strategic planning and execution, leadership development, and organisational health.
Peter is a director of General Dynamics, the US defence and aerospace corporation, and President of Combat Stress, the military veterans’ mental health charity.
Originally from Suffolk, he has lived with his family in the Mendips for 20 years. He is a keen supporter of Blagdon Cricket Club and enjoys skiing and sailing.