Peter has been involved in the lighting industry since he was a boy, going into the family business and becoming Managing Director of David Hunt Lighting, which later joined forces with dar Lighting in 2000, where he was Design Director for the group.
After dar was sold in a management buy out in 2005, Peter set up a lighting design practice, designing luminaires for several UK and European companies. Peter has designed lighting products for nearly all the major retailers in the UK and some of his designs are still in production after 30 years.
Joining the Lighting Association Council of Management in 1987, Peter served on Council for 13 years becoming President in 1992. He has also been on the judging panel of the LA Student Lighting Design Awards for over 20 Years, the European Lighting Design Awards and the Lux Awards.
In 2008 Peter became The Lighting Association’s Chief Executive Officer. Following the merger of LA and LIF in 2012 Peter became Chief Operating Officer of the Lighting Industry Association. Subsequently Peter has also been elected as President of Lighting Europe until 2019 and CEO of Lumicom (a subsidiary of the LIA).