Born and educated in Yorkshire, Peter has worked in the Land Based Industry all his working life, 40 years of that in Cornwall until he retired from full time employment as CEO of Cornwall Farmers Ltd in 2003. He has continued his involvement in Cornish Agriculture as a Director of the Agri-Food Council and the Rural Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Partnership.
He is also involved with a number of other organisations including being a Council member of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association and he is a Non- Executive Director of Kernow Grain Ltd.
Peter was appointed to the Board in May 2008 and is Chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Search and Governance Committee and the Rural Economy Cluster Group.
Married with two grown up children and two grandchildren, Peter is interested in restoring classic cars, gardening and travelling and is a Rotarian.