Peter is Assistant Director Capabilities Division within the Defence Geographic Centre (DGC). He has worked in the Ministry of Defence for 28 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.
From 2012 he is President of the British Cartographic Society, and is a member of the British Commission on Military History.
As President, Peter updates the BCS Blog with his monthly bulletin