Principal Lecturer in Public Service Management, Programme Director, Nottingham Trent University

Peter joined the Business School in April 2009 having spent over nine years as a Senior Civil Servant in four Whitehall departments and the Government Office for the East Midlands. Prior to this he spent 23 years in Local Government most recently as a as a Chief Executive. He has also been the Chairman or a Board Member of numerous public private and third sector organisations. He is currently a board member of Nottingham City NHS and Nottinghamshire County NHS and is a Trustee of a Children's Charity.

Peter specialises in the practical implementation of public policy and delivery of public services at the national, regional and local levels. He has particular interests in the following areas:

- strategic management, collective leadership and collaborative networks within an era of multiple and several public responsibilities
- continuous improvement in public policy making and service delivery across local government, health, education and the criminal justice system
- the development and implementation of performance management regimes
- the intervention and turnaround of poorly performing public organisations and services
organisational development and capacity building in public services
- national, regional and local scrutiny of public sector performance
- innovation and the dissemination of good practice in the public sector
- policy and performance within the town and country planning system, cultural and leisure and the emergency services

He is the Joint Practice Editor for the International Journal of Emergency Services.

Experience

  • –present
    Principal Lecturer in Public Service Management, Programme Director, Nottingham Trent University