Sir Peter brings with him an unrivalled knowledge of the financial services industry and nearly 30 years’ experience of public service at HM Treasury.
Sir Peter is currently UK Chairman of Marsh and McLennan Companies, Chairman of Marsh Ltd, Chairman of Mercer Ltd, Chairman of Burford Capital, Chairman of Burford Capital Holdings (UK) Ltd., Chairman of Hamilton Ventures, Chairman of XCAP Securities Ltd., and is the incumbent Chancellor of the University of Sheffield.
In government, Sir Peter spent some 30 years at HM Treasury, working closely with nine chancellors, and was Permanent Secretary from 1983 to 1991.
Following his departure from the Treasury, Sir Peter joined Barclays in 1991 as Group Deputy Chairman and was appointed Barclays Group Chairman in 1999, a position he held until he retired in 2004. During this time he was also a Board member of Bass PLC from 1992-2001 and General Accident from 1992-1995. He was also President of the British Bankers Association from 2004-2006 and a member of the National Institute for Economic Research from 1996-2007.
He was Chairman of Camelot Group from 2004 to 2011, a Director, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of United Utilities from 1994-2007 and a board member of the OJSC Mobile Telesystems from 2005-2007.
Sir Peter is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School, Hon. Professor of the Management School, University of Sheffield and was a visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.