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Peter L R Hewitt, JP, FCSI, FRSA

Peter L R Hewitt, JP, FCSI, FRSA

Non-Executive Director & Chairman

Peter has been a director of 13 public companies over the last 30 years, chairing 7 of these including 7 years as Chairman and CEO of an AIM quoted construction and FM business, which he founded and built from zero to £25m turnover employing 400 people in 4 years. He is currently Co-Chairman and co-founder of Universal Defence and Security Solutions Ltd; a non-executive director of Puma 10 VCT PLC, a company quoted on the Official List of the London Stock Exchange; non-executive Chairman of Blackfinch Spring VCT PLC and a senior Adviser at Brennan and Partners. Peter has been a senior elected independent politician in the City of London recently stepping down after a 6-year term as an Alderman where he sat on numerous committees including the City’s Finance, Investment and Property Committees (£6bn under management). He was the inaugural Chairman of the City's £20m Social Investment Fund, creating investment strategy and policy. Peter was a member of the Governments Taskforce on Retail Social Investment; a former member of the Associate Parliamentary Group on Wholesale Financial Markets; a UKTI Catalyst member and an Advisor to the Financial Services Organisation of the UKTI, writing a number of papers on overseas investment opportunities. Peter is an individually Chartered fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute; a Justice of the Peace on the supplemental list and an Honorary Group Captain in 601 Squadron, RAuxAF.

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