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
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.