Peter was appointed by two successive Prime Ministers as Special Adviser to four Cabinet Ministers in four government departments: the Northern Ireland Office; Home Office; Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and the Ministry of Justice.

As Special Adviser, he delivered tactical and strategic advice, crisis management and media handling at the highest level of the UK government for three-and-a-half years.  Peter has insight and experience of delivering Government priorities, balancing diplomatic, political, domestic and economic factors.  He has briefed many senior figures for media interviews, including the Prime Minister.

Peter is a frequent political commentator on UK politics on domestic and international media.  He is the chairman of a journalism trust and volunteers as a mentor to a child in the care system.

He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Ivy League Columbia University in New York and holds an MA (Hons) from the University of Oxford.