Peta is committed to public service and has extensive experience of leading and working in multi-disciplinary teams within the NHS, higher education and charitable bodies. She brings a wealth of governance experience at Board level and has helped to guide organisations, partnerships and federations through complex change.
Peta is a biomedical scientist by profession and her formative years were spent at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the SW Thames Regional Renal Unit in South London. She subsequently developed an academic career, from Senior Lecturer at UCL’s Institute of Urology and Nephrology to Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes at the University of Exeter Medical School and Chair of the school’s research ethics committee.
Peta has now established a successful career in voluntary senior leadership roles, and known as a servant leader, creative thinker and problem solver. She is currently the national Chair of The Wildlife Trusts and Lead Governor of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust), as well as member of the #iwill Movement’s Partnership Board and advocate for youth social action across all sectors.