Peter is a retired chartered accountant, and lives in Ingatestone with his wife Irene. He is interested in local affairs, having been a parish councillor, and is currently a trustee of the local Citizens Advice Bureau. He is a liveryman of the Coopers Company and a freeman of the City of London. Peter is also deputy chairman of Seafarers UK – a leading charity in the maritime sector.
Peter has been a trustee of Essex Heritage for fifteen years, and during that time has visited, and supported, many of the projects based in the south and west of the County.