Peter has lived in Oxted since 1986. He is married with two grown-up children and one granddaughter.

During his career he was a university lecturer and a research director with a major commercial property adviser. Since retiring he has been involved with several voluntary and charitable organisations. He is the Chairman of Tandridge Voluntary Action and also Chairman of the Ethical Property Foundation, a small charity that provides advice and education on property matters for charities. He was elected a Parish Councillor in May 2019.