He has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of the firm’s information systems, infrastructure and administrative functions in order to support the legal practice groups and other support departments.
Peter comes from a technical background and after graduating with a degree in Applied Science spent the early years of his career working with computers in the oil industry and then as an Analyst Programmer working in industries such as pharmaceutical, publishing and more latterly legal. He uses this technical background to ensure that technologies are innovative, appropriate and implemented in a way that maximum benefit is afforded to people in the firm. He is leading the Firm’s Vision 20/20 initiative that looks to modernise and transform the firm’s approach to serving clients using technology and improvements in back office and client facing processes.
During his time at Withers he has also headed up a series of office openings and relocations around the world and more recently Peter has overseen major workplace transformation projects such as the complete refurbishment and IT update of the Singapore office comprising 200 people.
He is currently centrally involved with the firm’s relocation to 20 Old Bailey in London and leading the Milan office relocation where working practices and technology will be key.