Throughout his career, Peter has recognised the importance of the civic agenda and this has seen him joining many Derbyshire based boards including those of Vision Buxton (2009-16) and Visit Peak District & Derbyshire (2009-2015). He has served as a non-Executive Director on the board of East Midlands Chamber (2020-23) and currently sits on the board overseeing Derbyshire County Council’s Green Entrepreneurs Programme, whilst also chairing both Business Peak District and the Peak District Partnership.

In these various roles, Peter has developed a clear understanding of the challenges faced by rural communities, whilst he has become increasingly aware and supportive of the work of Rural Action Derbyshire and its mission “to improve the quality of life of Derbyshire residents”.

In his free time, Peter enjoys walking in the beautiful Peak District countryside, he has an eclectic taste in music, attempts wood carving and is a keen litter-picker.