Before Peter retired in 2007/8 he was for 34 years the Chief Executive of a prestigious trade association involved within the building industry.

As Peter’s younger son has special needs he become involved in fund raising for a local charity which provided support for individuals with learning difficulties. As it was part of a national charity group it gave him the backing needed to promote themselves to a wider audience.

Peter was chairman of this local group for many years and only stepped down when it was merged with another organisation.

He was also a school governor of Little Heath, a special needs school and was involved with all aspects of the management of the school.

Peter has been the chairman of Uniting Friends for 15+ years almost from the beginning and has seen it grow to a very professional organisation. He is pleased that during his chairmanship Uniting Friends has flourished and hoped that in his little way has helped the organisation grow into what it is today.