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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.