Expertise: Sustainability and environmental and social management systems.
Locations: Latin America, Africa, USA, Europe, Australasia, Afghanistan (UK based).

Pete specialises in addressing environmental challenges in difficult and, sometimes, dangerous terrains in a range of environments and circumstances with over 25 years’ international experience in natural resource management. He is an IEMA Lead Environmental Auditor with extensive and diverse experience of mining-environmental and social audits and reviews in West Africa, the FSU and Latin America.

Recently Pete worked in Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and Petroleum leading a mining-environmental capacity-building project, including a 12-day field tour of Iranian mines. He also worked for United Nations Environment in Afghanistan on post-conflict and disaster management, providing strategic assistance to the country programme manager.

Pete was a part of the team that created the renowned Eden Project in an old quarry and worked there for 12 years. While there he developed the strategic partnership between Eden and Rio Tinto, from which grew the Post-Mining Alliance. At Eden, Pete was involved in numerous international projects relating to natural resource management.

He received a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travelling fellowship to investigate landscape restoration projects in the Americas. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter) in Thailand and holds a BA (Hons) and MA in natural sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD and MCSM from Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter).