Peter is an experienced project director whose areas of technical expertise include waste legislation, strategy development and contract disputes.
He also regularly advises on commercial waste, working with both public and private sector clients on business efficiency, valuation and commercial due diligence. He brings to projects a proven expertise in policy and strategy development, the flexibility and creativity to take on new and challenging topics, and a keen analytical approach to problems that derives from his training in philosophy.
Peter’s recent assignments include supporting the Welsh Government in evaluating proposals for new legislation on business waste management and advising local authorities in England and Scotland on how to improve their commercial waste services. He has also worked with the European Commission to develop guidance on key concepts in new waste legislation on extended producer responsibility. This builds on his prior expertise in the application of the Waste Framework Directive in a UK context, including compliance with the separate collection requirements of the Waste Regulations 2011: he was the lead author of the widely acclaimed Waste Regulations Route Map and many subsequent “TEEP reviews” for councils.
He continues to advise on procurement issues, with recent projects including advising Business Improvement Districts in York and St Albans on how to undertake collaborative procurements of commercial waste services for their members. He also supports clients that have encountered problems with their contracts to find ways in which these can be overcome, and has provided expert input on several contractual disputes.
The breadth of his capabilities is illustrated by the range of projects to which he has contributed in recent times, including a comparison of international recycling rates, an investigation into common features of global municipal waste collections that yield high recycling performance, and an assessment of the costs of separate food waste collection.
Peter joined Eunomia in May 2011 after a career in public sector policy development and project management, primarily in connection with legal aid, but including a secondment to DECC’s strategy team in 2010-11. His experience includes policy development, quality assurance, business process change and procurement. He manages much of Eunomia’s marketing work and edits the www.isonomia.co.uk blog.