Group Chairman, Phoenix Energy Holdings
Having moved to Phoenix Natural Gas from British Gas Plc. in 1997, Peter has worked for Phoenix for 24 years. Initially as Commercial Director, he was appointed CEO in 2000, a position he held until 2015. Peter was appointed Group Chairman of Lionrai Investments and Phoenix Energy Holdings in 2015; working on behalf of the company’s two shareholders: UTA of Australia and RBS Pension Fund.
Peter has continued to work with Terra Firma, Phoenix’s former owner’s, in a number of capacities, including: Chairman of EverPower in the USA, Chairman of Infinis UK and a Director of Four Seasons Heath Care. He is currently Chairman of Everpower and Senior Independent Director of CPC in Australia.
Peter was formerly a Director of South East Water Ltd, Sutton & East Surrey Water Ltd and East Surrey Holdings Plc. Peter was a Harbour Commissioner at Belfast Harbour Commissioners between 2008 and 2016.
Peter has worked in the utility infrastructure sector for more than 44 years. In addition to being a former adviser to the board of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Peter is also a Fellow of the Institute of Energy, a Companion of the Institute of Gas Engineer and Patron of the Energy & Utility Skills Council.
Peter was the founding Chairman of The Energy for Children Trust; a charity that has helped over 8,000 local children in Northern Ireland. He has worked for and in support of the third and charity sectors for over 20 years and currently helps young people preparing for education and employment to develop a road map to maximise their potential.