Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1966 in Salisbury, Rhodesia (Now Harare, Zimbabwe). He then spent two years in America, obtaining a Master of Business Administration Degree and lecturing in accountancy. At the end of this period he moved to Cape Town and was employed at the head office of Mobil and then as Administration Manager of Sharp Electronics. After passing examinations in South African law and tax he was admitted as a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1971.
In 1978 he was ordained as a minister in the Anglican Church and was in charge of churches in Cape Town and Johannesburg, after twenty years in full-time church work he moved back into the accounting world with positions in two micro finance organisations and then as Financial Director of a large manufacturing company in Johannesburg.
On moving to Howick in 2003, Peter joined Porter Purbrick, managing the accounting department. In 2009, he was appointed a Partner in Harvard House Chartered Accountants with responsibility for the monthly and annual accounting work as well as tax.