Peter was appointed MD of Commodity Services Limited (CSL) upon its establishment and the company immediately landed its first Collateral Management Agreement Contract in August 2018, monitoring a facility of 4 billion Malawi Kwacha.
Peter joined the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) in February 2015 as Warehouse Operations Manager. Originally from the United Kingdom, Peter holds a BSc in Psychology combined with a background in the construction industry and vast managerial experience. His appointment as Head of Department for Warehouse Operations saw the number of ACE-operated warehouses increase by over 500% in 18 months. With ACE’s certified storage facility registry at its peak of fifty-five, twenty-two of these were under direct management of Peter and his team of over sixty full-time employees. Peter held overall responsibility for full operations at these twenty-two rural sites whilst providing collateral monitoring and reporting services at sites operated by urban storage providers – all governed by the Warehouse Receipt System.
Throughout his time with ACE, Peter was influential in bridging the integration of program interventions into commercial activities. Peter balanced the requirements of project goals alongside modelling of financial profitability projections and managing budgets. Peter was instrumental in the development of processes and procedures within the Warehouse Department in order to better cater for the requirements of the industry, and tailor the approaches to collateral monitoring in line with industry feedback, and inserted measures to increase inspection frequency and auditing of the operations to add additional levels of risk mitigation and reporting. Throughout his time, Peter also absorbed responsibility of the Logistics Department and holds seats on both the HR and Procurement committees, migrating into a more general Operations Management Position.