Peter worked initially as a line manager in the railway and oil manufacturing businesses before becoming an industrial relations specialist and, from there, a human resources management specialist in Royal Dutch Shell. He worked for Shell in the UK, Netherlands, Australia, Thailand, Gabon and Syria, and was HR Director of Shell Chemicals UK Ltd. From Shell he moved into the retail industry as Group HR Director in the retail and sports clothing industries before moving into consultancy as Principal in PricewaterhouseCoopers's executive compensation practice.
As an organisation specialist he has worked with many clients, including international organisations, companies in the chemical and mining industries, public bodies and universities, to align structure of jobs and organisations with corporate objectives, and following on from that, to identify the capabilities, skills and knowledge needed for the organisation to perform effectively.
As a reward specialist he has worked with many clients on building reward structures that are consistent with business culture and objectives. He specialises in remuneration in the property sector and in higher and further education. He has considerable experience in measuring work and jobs, particularly at senior level, and was head of job evaluation for Shell. In the management of personnel records and administration systems, he has implemented one of the largest international databases in the world.
Peter has built a broad and deep understanding of the strategic relationship between employers and their employees, particularly how they best work together and the relationship between their job responsibilities, their motivations, their abilities and the needs of the business they work in. He has developed an approach to HR's strategic role in contributing to the creation of business value, including a number of widely applicable tools that take 'hard' approaches to these 'soft' subjects to make them tractable and manageable.
He graduated in Chemistry from Birmingham University, has a teaching certificate from Exeter University, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, an RCOT of the British Psychological Society and a Global Compensation Professional of the World at Work Society (formerly the American Compensation Association).
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