Peter is an international development worker specialising in computing and IT. He has twenty years of working internationally with longterm country experience including Guyana, China, Malawi and Iraq.
In 2007, while working in Iraq, Peter and his four British security guards were abducted by militia from the Ministry of Finance in Baghdad. He was eventually released after being held for more than two and half years. Unfortunately, he was the sole survivor with his security detail being executed within months of them being taken.
Peter is now involved with training academic, journalistic and international organisations in hostage survival and Hostile Environment Resilience and Survivability Training (HERST), where his experiences in captivity are brought to the fore. As a computer specialist, he is also involved with training people in 'pre-deployment social media awareness' as well as general IT training, Virtual Reality and Geographical Information Systems.
Qualifications and Experience
- 2020 Level 5 Education and Training
- 2017 Level 3 Institute of Leadership & Management in Coaching
- 2017 Prevent Duty and Safeguarding
- 2016 Certificate in Conflict Management
- 2016 Certificate in Cyber Security
- 2015 Mental Health First Aid
- Master of Science Computer Science
- 2:1 Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business and Information Technology
- Annual Guest Lecturer at Kings College - London, War and Psychology (postgraduate course)
- 2013-2015 Guyana - Project Consultant for the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission
- 2012-2013 Malawi - Training Team Leader with the Malawi Elections Commission
- 2011 - Guyana - Technical Specialist for the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission
- 2007-2010 Iraq - Senior Consultant working within the Ministry of Finance
- 2004-2007 Guyana - International Volunteer with Voluntary Services Overseas