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.