Head of Private Equity and Chief Investment Officer
Peter is responsible for private equity investment decisions and for all aspects of Hermes GPE’s private equity investment process. He leads the co-investment programme and decisions on allocation and strategy for individual client portfolio construction. He has 34 years of investment experience, including 26 years in private equity. Peter is a member of the Hermes GPE Management Committee and Chair of the Private Equity Investment Committee. Previously, he was Managing Director and CIO of the Hermes GPE predecessor organisation, Gartmore Private Equity. Prior to this Peter was Investment Manager of the National Westminster Bank Pension Fund (later known as the RBS Group Pension Fund), responsible for all investments, and initiated both the private equity and co-investment programmes. Peter holds a MSc in Economics from the University of Oxford and a BA in Economics from the University of Exeter.