"I am looking forward building on all the work that created such an extraordinary range of programmes embracing communities, learning, the environment and well-being. I am convinced that our strong emphasis on involving beneficiaries and users will ensure that BIG can bring lasting change for people and communities across the UK"
He has overseen development of “Big Thinking – a strategic framework to 2015” and the five funding portfolios within it (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and UK-wide). During this time BIG has also become an increasingly significant distributor of non-Lottery funds. He has championed the importance of effectiveness, efficiency and quality of customer experience, describing the role of the Lottery distributor as being about much more than getting cash out of the door.
Peter was previously a senior Civil Servant at the Department for Education, specialising in schools’ reform.
Between 1987 and 1998 Peter worked at the Treasury, operating in a range of roles including Head of Private Finance Policy and Principal Private Secretary to three Cabinet Ministers.
Peter is married with a ten-year old son. He was awarded the Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2007 New Year’s Honours List for distinguished public service.