Human Resources Consultant to private companies and Health Care Practices specialising in management reviews, training and organisational development.
Previously, Trustee for Young Kent, a predecessor organisation of MY Trust.
Previous experience in primary education as a governor and currently Chair of Trustees with a new Academy Trust.
Volunteered with Girlguiding as a unit leader and trainer for more than 40 years. Deputy Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding London and South East England Region for 5 years and chaired the Board of Trustees for a three year term.
I have recently been re-elected as staff Trustee alongside Shelley. I decided to nominate myself because I feel I can represent the staff in an effective, calm and reliable manner. My role enables me to have knowledge of all aspects of the organisation, therefore I can contribute to discussions with an objective oversite. I am hugely empathic and can understand how proposals may affect staff and have an input into how proposals can be adapted for the best interest of staff.
I worked for Kent Police between 1975-2012 followed by 6 years as a Non Executive Director at Medway Hospital. I first joined Kent Police as a police cadet before becoming a police officer in 1976. I was police officer for 32 years with my last role as Chief Superintendent in charge of policing the Medway towns. Throughout my career I have always been interested in supporting and developing activities which help young people. I also remember what it was like in 1975 to be given an opportunity as a police cadet - it had some similarity with apprenticeships of today. I am really impressed that MY Trust really does what it says it will do..... all MY Trust staff are really passionate about young people, each person is an individual. MY Trust works with other organisations so that young people are supported and that everyone has the opportunity to achieve their potential. I am proud to be associated with MY Trust as one of its Trustees.
I have been an MYT Trustee for some 9 years and have really enjoyed this experience. I had previously worked for Kent County Council's education department and latterly as an Assistant Director for Education in Medway, with responsibilities including services for young people and those with special educational needs.
MYT, through its dedicated and skilled staff, provides support and guidance for many young people, some of whom have complex needs. Today can be a challenging time for young people, and more than ever MYT is there to help them negotiate the transition to employment and adult life.
After graduating from Magdalene College, Cambridge, and qualifying as a barrister, Peregrine joined Thomas Miller where he pursued a career in international mediation and dispute resolution. As a partner and main Board Director from 1990 until his retirement in 2012, he was at the heart of the firm's expansion from a London-centric single office to an international multi-business corporation with 15 offices around the world focused on hubs in New York, London and Hong Kong.
Other appointments include High Sheriff of Kent 2010/11; Chairman of Governors, Ashford School, 2007-2016; Master, Merchant Taylors' Company, 2015-16; Patron, Childhood First; President, Weald of Kent Protection Society; Kent Ambassador; Director, Wealden Festival Foundation.
Peregrine is married to Deirdre, and lives in Woodchurch, near Tenterden, where their well-known garden is open to the public from April to October and where they host the annual Wealden Literary Festival. Their three daughters and their families all live in Kent.
Peregrine has been a Patron of MY Trust (through its predecessor organisation Kent Youth) since 2012.
I run my own business consultancy, offering advice and support across a wide range of subjects and business's. I have some non-executive directorships, one with a major national retailer. For twenty six years prior to this I ran my own DIY regional Wholesaler business with a turnover of approximately £10m. I sold this to a competitor. Between 1972 to 1974 I worked with Eagle Star Insurance as an Inspector (Salesman) and obtained ACII the Insurance professional qualification. Between 1974 and 1980, I was territory salesman, Regional Assistant, Area Manager and finally Product manager at Kimberly Clark.
I was appointed Chair of Governors at The Rochester Grammar School in 2004, having been a governor since 1998; my daughters were pupils in the school. In 2005, I helped start the Medway Governors Association, and was its first Chairman for three years. In 2006, I joined as Governor Representative the School Forum, and became Chairman in 2008.
I have worked for MYT for nearly 5 years undertaking a variety of roles to meet the needs of MYT as it has undergone significant change in recent years and there is doubtless more to come. My background is in youth and community work, strategic project planning and development, and social services and I know from experience that maintaining and extending high quality services clients, whilst maintaining a good working environment, against a background of continuing change.