Peter was born in 1944. After graduating with an Economics degree from Cambridge, Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1970, and was then seconded to their Hong Kong office for 15 months. He first became involved in insolvency assignments upon his return to London.
Peter joined Baker Tilly in 1978 to establish and develop the firms business recovery practice, specialising in advising owner-managed businesses. He is a senior partner in the firm, which has expanded to become one of the top ten firms of Chartered Accountants in the UK, with nearly 300 partners and over 2,000 staff.
Peter is a licensed insolvency practitioner and has more than 25 years experience of business recovery work. He has accepted all types of formal insolvency appointments, both personal and corporate, and has undertaken advisory work and numerous investigations covering a diverse range of industries for both directors and lenders, including all the major UK clearing banks. He has been responsible for a variety of assignments including advising on the financial affairs of target companies prior to acquisition, accepting an appointment as a DTI inspector under the Financial Services Act and advising the Romanian Government on the possible restructuring of bankrupt businesses in Romania.
In recent years, Peter has been engaged as an expert witness in litigation in relation to the duties of directors and of licensed insolvency practitioners and has given expert evidence in Court. He is author of Directors Responsibilities and Liabilities Handbook which was commissioned by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is now in its 5th edition.
He has been involved, both as a party and as an expert, in disputes settled by mediation. As a consequence, he trained for and became a CEDR Accredited Mediator and is a firm believer in the potential of the mediation process to enable parties to settle disputes quickly and cost effectively.
Peter’s outside interests include sport in general and golf in particular (former Cambridge golf Blue), music and voluntary work through Citizens Advice.