What will future leaders need?
Sir Peter was the chief of the British Army from 2010 to 2014. His early service in the Royal Engineers took him to Rhodesia, Germany, Belize and Hong Kong. Subsequently he served on operations in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. After a spell in the equipment procurement world he set up 16 Air Assault Brigade in 1999 to develop concepts for employing the Apache helicopter, the Army’s most potent weapon system. As commander 1st Armoured Division in 2003 Peter was responsible for the stabilization of Basra after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Latterly he was director of operations in the Ministry of Defence, responsible to the Chiefs of Staff and Ministers for UK operations worldwide. As Chief of the General Staff from 2010-2014 he led Army 2020, the reduction and redesign of the Army following the Cameron defence cuts.