Peter is a Trustee of COCO. Peter was appointed to the post of Director of Sport at the University of Durham in 1995. Since his appointment he has gradually built up the university’s involvement within the community and he is now Dean of Experience. Peter is directly involved with a number of the university’s community initiatives and was appointed to the Regional Sport Board in 2003, taking the role of Vice Chair in 2004. He has also been Chair of the County Sport Partnership and the Durham Sporting Forum. The latter was described by the Sports Minister as probably the best example in the country of a multi-sports club set around an academic institution.

In recent years, Peter has been heavily involved in helping to develop Sport Universities, North East England, which is nationally renowned in the university sector for its work with disadvantaged groups. Peter is also involved in overseas projects with Sport in Action Zambia and next year will open a new project relating to sport in Sri Lanka.