Pete is Assistant Director Innovation at the Defence Geographic Centre (DGC). He has worked in the Ministry of Defence for 34 years, the vast majority of which has been spent in the mapping and charting discipline. He graduated from University College London with a BA in Geography and 20 years after completion he undertook a MA in Library and Information Systems at the same institution.
For work done during the first Gulf War he was invested as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). More recently he enjoyed a temporary promotion to the post of Director International, during which time he travelled extensively on a global basis to negotiate access to geospatial material from other countries. He has recently taken on a more strategic role that involves regular liaison with RAF Wyton. He is a Fellow of both the RGS and BCS and is a Chartered Geographer.
Previously a Council Member and Chair of Programme Committee, for the last 2 years he has been President of the British Cartographic Society, and is a member of the British Commission on Military History. He is also one of the co-ordinator of the Restless Earth Schools Programme and has contributed to the Better Mapping Seminars.