Peter was appointed as a College Governor on 13 July 2015, and is also a member of the Corporate Services Committee and is the Nominated Governor for Apprenticeships.
Peter brings significant senior level experience in the Further Education Sector, having previously led A4e’s National Skills Business and been a Group Board Director at Newcastle College Group.
Prior to that, Peter worked in senior positions for major blue chip companies in the outsourcing and business services sectors, working in partnership with both central and local government to deliver service improvements and efficiencies on a variety of £multi-million contracts including leading Mouchel’s Public Private Partnership with Middlesbrough Council for five years.
Peter has also supported regional re-generation in the North East and Cumbria including serving as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Cumbria Inward Investment Agency and being a private sector representative on Local Strategic Partnerships in both Middlesbrough and Darlington. Peter has a passion for delivering excellence in public services especially those providing support to young people and to the more vulnerable in society, to help them get a step up on the ladder.
Peter is also currently a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust – one of the largest Mental Health Trusts in the country.