Peter is co-founder of political advisory agency Shearwater Global, and has worked at the epicentre of European politics and regulation for thirty-six years. He previously set up EU consulting firm GPLUS which merged with Portland in 2019. Prior to this, he worked in the European Commission as Spokesman for Competition Policy and Financial Services, then Trade Policy. He spent four years as an EU negotiator on China’s entry into the World Trade Organisation before becoming Deputy Spokesman of the Commission under ex-President Romano Prodi. He began his career as a journalist for The Times of London.