Head of Single European Sky (SES) Unit
Following a 16 year operational career in ATM and Air Defence civil and military operations as a controller, instructor and manager, Peter joined the UK CAA in 1995 where he became responsible for regulation of the 1030/1090 environment and SSR code plan, serving also on a number of European and NATO SSR groups and committees.
He was then attracted by a move into the ATM system’s industry, joining Siemens ATM (to become Airsys ATM and then Thales) where he provided the operational perspective within the systems engineering process.
A Joint Venture between Siemens ATM and Airsys ATM caused a downsizing on the UK side and Peter was (luckily) head-hunted to join a technical consultancy company where he soon became head of the embryonic ATM division. He led growth of the the business area over 8 years to become a leading provider of ATM expertise to EUROCONTROL, States and ANSPs.
As a Principal Consultant working for EUROCONTROL, he was the lead expert in supporting the development of the EUROCONTROL Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (ENPRM) process and EUROCONTROL Regulatory and Advisory Framework (ERAF). He provided a central role in establishing EUROCONTROL’s Regulatory Unit before then managing the development of the Aeronautical Data and Information Quality (ADQ) regulation.
Peter became an official at EUROCONTROL in 2006 and became Head of what is now called the Single European Sky Unit in 2009. He and his 27 staff remain at the core of rule-making and standardisation activities with responsibility for development of delegated SES IRs and all EUROCONTROL Specification and Guidance materials. He is also the manager of SESAR Project C.03 (Standardisation and Regulatory Roadmaps), described by the European Commission as “the cornerstone of the European ATM Master Plan implementation”.
Peter is a Scot from the County of Fife but he claims to speak fluent English. He also speaks Norwegian. Peter is a keen chorister, brass musician and sailor and particularly enjoys time with his 5 children.
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