Committee membership: N (ch)
Appointed: 1 August 2011 as Deputy Chairman and became Chairman with effect from 1 January 2012
Tenure: 4 years
Career: Sir Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and has held a number of senior positions across multiple industries. His previous appointments include Chief Executive of the Office of Government Commerce, Managing Director of Marconi Electronic Systems and a member of the UK Defence Academy Advisory Board. Sir Peter is currently Chairman of Tate & Lyle plc and a Non-executive Chairman of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance Management Board and most recently a Trustee of The Sutton Trust Board.
Skills and experience: Sir Peter has significant board level experience gained across multiple industries, with considerable experience in Government through previous roles. He also has significant experience of general management both in the city and internationally and brings to the Board an in-depth understanding of the high-tech industry.