Peter Horsted

Peter Horsted


Peter has 33 years management experience leading multi-disciplinary teams. He has successfully managed 1000 civil servants as Director Waterfront Operations in the WSA through a period of comprehensive change to management structures, procedures and working environments. This was a period of extensive BPR in which Peter was an active and imaginative participant. Peter is particularly adept at melding strangers into a comprehensive team and leading them through difficult periods, providing support and guidance to individuals as well as the team as a whole. He is equally comfortable on the shop floor or in the board room. Peter was originally trained as a sea going marine engineer officer and enjoyed appointments in a number of different ships. Peter has also held positions in HR management and planning including setting selection criteria, interviewing, and sitting on/chairing promotion and disciplinary boards. Latterly he has been a procurement and support manager and director for the acquisition of front line warships, naval transmission systems (including an exchange appointment in Canada), and complex infrastructure. He has also managed the sea systems supply chain and commodity management systems including the IT functionality with budgets of up to £100m per annum in a structure of internal and external customer-supplier arrangements. He then led multinational joint venture teams in the commercial sector (including nominated sub-contractors) bidding for multi-million pound government contracts including PPP/PFI. He has also provided consultancy on energy saving measures to railway operating companies and on power metering systems for electric trains. Peter is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of both the Association for Project Management and of the Institute of Directors. He is a Shipley trained Bid/Proposal manager. Peter has been married to Dawn for 32 years and they have four grown children. His interests include canal boats and rough/clay pigeon shooting.


Gardening, Canal Boats, Winemaking, Rough/Clay Pigeon Shooting


Interim/Contract management or consultancy world-wide

Work History

Work History
Dec 2008 - Present

Program Manager

IMES Limited
Feb 2004 - Present


Eur Ing, CEng, FIMarEST, MIMechE, MAPM Bid/Project Management and Consulting Engineers
Sep 1972 - Feb 2004


Royal Navy
Responsible for: Supply Chain Management, Stores Procurement, Commodity Management Training, Warehousing, Asset Management Accounting and Motor Transport and Logistic tasking of the Naval Bases, Agency Annual Report of Material Account £100m operating costs and balance sheet of £100m managed using EFQM, Balanced Scorecard and Active Risk Management. 10 Direct Reports and 1000 indirect with accounting responsibility for £6bn of repairable and consumable stock.Also responsible for Facilities Management of 2 sites with over 3000 people. Achievements:“True and fair” accounts for the WSA £6bn stock by the NAO, reduction in stock of £2bn by disposing of surplus and stock. At least £25m per annum reduction in spares expenditure by controlling automatic re-ordering by the computerised stock system Change Management. Re-organisation and restructuring of Directorate of 1000 people to reduce operating costs by 20% (£20m per annum) without loss of output or staff discontent.
Jan 2000 - Dec 2000


Member of the Royal College of Defence Studies
Sep 1996 - Dec 1999


Defence Procurement Agency
Warship Project Manager LPD(R)
1972 - 1996

Midshipman - Commander RN

Royal Navy

Various appointments ashore and afloat as a Marine Engineer Officer


2000 - 2000

Royal College of Defence Studies
1981 - 1983


Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon
1972 - 1976

BSc, Mechanical Engineering

Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon



Energy Efficiency Improvement & Management

Bid & Procurement Management

Shipley Trained in "Writing Winning Proposals"

Seagoing Marine Engineer Officer

Qualified as the Marine Engineer Officer of Royal Navy warships with steam, diesel electric (high voltage), and gas-turbine propulsion

Project Management

Qualified APMP



Affiliate CIPS

Chatered Intstitute of Purchasing and Supply

Eur Ing (European Engineer)


CEng, CMarEng, FIMarEST

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology


Association for Project Management

Top Secret

Defence Vetting Agency