Peter Winter

Role/area of expertise

Director of Planning and Resources

Location & Contact Details

Telephone Extension: 
(External 02380 596395)
Office / Desk Location: 

Peter Winter

A picture of Peter Winter


Peter is the member of the NOC Executive Board responsible for the full range of administrative functions - delivered across two sites in Southampton and Liverpool - that underpin the delivery of the centre’s world-leading research and technology.  These encompass:  Finance and business planning; Human Resources; Health and Safety; Information Technology; Research, Contracts and Applications; Facilities Management; Library and archive services; Communications and Public Engagement together with governance, executive and science administrative support.  He also supports the NOC-led partnership that delivers the UK’s national capability in marine science. 

Peter was previously Head of Collaborative Innovation for the North West Development Agency where he led a programme bringing together stakeholders - including government departments, public bodies and businesses of all sizes - to identify and deliver opportunities for economic growth. 

Peter’s former roles include Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise at Loughborough University and Director of the Manchester Science Enterprise Centre.  He spent the first part of his career with British Nuclear Fuels Limited where he held a variety of leadership roles, including a secondment to the British Embassy in Tokyo as Counsellor on atomic energy.  Peter graduated from the University of Birmingham with first class honours in mechanical engineering and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers; he holds an MBA and is a member of the Institute of Directors. 

His interests include walking, soccer (spectator), bell ringing and the cinema and theatre.  He has two daughters and one son.


Information for…


The outputs of research generate new knowledge about the oceans. Transferring scientific knowledge to support business and industry is an important part of our NOC remit.



Our research is intended to tackle the big environmental issues facing the world. Research priorities will include the oceans' role in climate change, sea level change and the future of the Arctic Ocean.



The University of Southampton and the University of Liverpool both offer a range of highly regarded undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Ocean and Earth Science.



For any media or press enquiries to the National Oceanography Centre follow the more link below. Please note the centre's press office is staffed from 0830 to 1730, Monday to Friday.



NOC Staff can access the Intranet and Webmail resources at the following URLS.


Follow what we are up to:

Follow NOCnews on Twitter Follow NOCSnews on Youtube Follow NOC on facebook

Subscribe to our email alerts service:
NOCMail logo

Delivery Partners

Delivery Partners helping to provide marine science national capability.


Marine Science Community

The creation of a wider association of Universities and research institutions to support wider engagement of the NOC with the marine science community is now underway.



The National Oceanographic Library is a national resource for the UK marine science community.


Principal scientists

All updated information for cruise participants can be found using the Marine Facilities Planning website: