Peter's family come from Alnmouth but he has spent most of his life either abroad in Hong Kong or working in London. Now he lives near Hexham with his wife.
Peter is an ex-Senior Civil Servant now running his own consultancy on digital services. He has reviewed many aspects of health services for the NHS, including hospital computer systems, online appointments and arrangements for flu vaccines.
Peter has chaired a county Health and Wellbeing Board, and been a member of a Children’s Foster Panel, and he is currently an independent member of the Audit Committee for Northumberland County Council.