Peter specialises in the development of creative economies in developing & challenged regions – internationally in Small Island Developing States & in the UK – in areas of economic and social depression. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and the United Nations Expert Group on Creative Economies.
He is an award-winning creative entrepreneur, speaker, academic, writer and film and television producer. He is a passionate advocate and supporter of new talent, working with young filmmakers and creatives across the UK and internationally and has produced, or executive produced, more than a dozen feature films from new writers, directors and producers, as well as supporting young graduate companies and start-ups.
Over the last 10 years his work has been focused on developing creative economies in developing and challenged regions – both internationally in Small Island Developing States, and in the UK – in areas of economic and social depression. He is the founder and chair of Platform Moving Image Cluster in the UK.
He was named as part of the Creative England CE50 in 2018, a list of the top 50 leaders and innovators in the digital creative industries and received a Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Contribution Award that same year for his work in founding Platform and supporting the screen sector.
Peter is a long-standing member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an active member of the Speakers 4 Schools charity.
He is currently working on a book for Routledge entitled Beyond the Blue Economy: Clusters and Creative Economies in Small Island Developing States, due to be published at the end of 2020. Peter is a Non-Executive Director (Chair) at Artisans of Innovation.