Peter joined The FD Centre in May 2018. He is a commercial CFO whose experience spans financial strategy, operations and change management in a variety of companies ranging from private, AIM listed and divisions of FTSE 100 companies. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and holds a practising certificate. He has a Masters Degree in Business Management from Manchester Business School.
His previous experience includes, Group CFO and Company Secretary of AIM listed B2B2C outsourcer which he grew from £30m revenue to £120m before successful exit for shareholders on its acquisition by another company. As part of this role Peter led the implementation of a new enterprise wide system (including financials) and raised a £30m funding line to support expansion. He was also, Chief Strategy Officer of an AIM listed business focus on turnaround, funding and M&A. He held financial controllerships of 2 multi-billion divisions of FTSE 100 insurance businesses, during which time he successfully integrated the financial functions of merged businesses and led divisional M&A activity. He was a Director of Finance integration at a FTSE 100 insurer. In this role he led the financial benefit delivery programme for a large merger and the successful disposal of several businesses. Also, Finance Director of an entrepreneurial private construction group where he helped reposition the business into new markets and implemented rigorous improvements in working capital and management and new financial systems. Peter was also senior manager at a leading accounting firm, responsible for audit, computer advisory services and M&A transaction services for a variety of SME’s, PLC and international groups.
In all his roles, Peter has built strong teams and nurtured individual talent. A Mancunian living in Yorkshire, he is married with 3 children and enjoys sports (Golf, Cricket, Football).