Peter is currently Trustee, director and chair of several private, public and voluntary sector organisations, regionally and nationally. Peter spent 33 years working in banks, building societies, commerce and finance, latterly 17 years as CEO of Darlington Building Society. Following that he spent 8 years to the present in information, advice and guidance to public and voluntary sector organisations.
Peter’s passion is sport in all its many forms, both as a participant and an administrator, his commitment being recognised in the 2017 New Years Honours List, in which he was awarded an OBE for services to sport administration.
When asked about his motivation to become part of the Foundation Board he said “I was invited to become a Trustee following my retirement as CEO of Darlington Building Society. I’ve always had a strong public service/volunteering ethic and have been involved in many of the organisations supporting and forming part of the Tees Valley community, so I knew of the great work that TVCF did. I was honoured to become part of the organisation and I enjoy being involved”.
When asked to think of his favourite thing about the Tees Valley his response was brief and simple; “the people”.