Peter is a founding partner in WSP having been active in consultancy work since the late 1990s. He has a General Management background with commercial and voluntary sector experience before joining the Health Service at a Regional Health Authority in 1990. He has led work of both local and national significance in strategic planning in health and care systems over the past 20+ years with a focus on integration and on enabling local solutions through the use of systems modelling and associated analytics. Peter plays an active role in the System Dynamics community in the UK and internationally and has developed a wide range of expertise in the use of simulation and modelling in support of strategic consultancy projects. He has led the WSP team in developing a distinctive and innovative approach to melding the areas of population health needs, service planning and workforce transformation.
Peter completed an MBA at Durham University in 1998 during which time he received a prize for his dissertation work on intermediate care services in the UK and Sweden. He also completed a Masters in Applied Professional Ethics at Leeds University (2013) with a view to exploring some of the philosophical and theological underpinnings of a systems approach to strategy implementation. This has led to the development of a new concept and associated tools focussed on identifying and measuring the presence of relational value in systems, an essential ingredient for good partnership working.
During the COVID pandemic, together with other members of the WSP team and people in our local networks, Peter co-ordinated efforts to establish a local Community Support Organisation for COVID response, which is now developing into an effective and separately funded Community Benefit Society focused on Community Development. Along with our consultancy work on COVID modelling this gave Peter the opportunity to reflect on and respond to both national and local needs arising from the pandemic.