Peter is the Leader of Monmouthshire County Council and has held the position for twelve years. Prior to becoming Leader Peter was Deputy Leader for five years holding the Cabinet portfolio responsibility for Education in Monmouthshire. He joined Monmouthshire County Council in November 1997 representing Portskewett & Sudbrook.
In 2013 Peter was a Ministerial appointment to the Cardiff Capital Region Board and subsequent Cardiff Capital Region Transitional Panel. In 2016 He was instrumental in negotiating and securing the £1.3 Billion Capital Region City Deal, the biggest City Deal in the U.K. He was made Vice Chairman of the Cardiff Capital Region Joint Cabinet holding the Portfolio for Business and Innovation.
Peter was awarded the OBE for services to Cardiff Capital Region in the 2017 New Year’s honours list.