Peter enjoyed a first career in the British Royal Navy, accumulating over 20 years at sea and 5 years in seagoing command. He joined the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in 2001 and was appointed Secretary General of ICS from 2010 to 2018. ICS membership comprises national shipowners’ associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas, whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world’s merchant tonnage. Peter is a present member of the Nautical Institute Executive Board and an independent maritime advisor. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Systems and Management.