Peter is an award-winning engineer and entrepreneurial businessman who has led the growth of 3 innovative companies, beginning with expansion of employee-owned Halsall Associates to a firm of more than 350 people located in eight offices across Canada. Halsall was rated as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for the last 7 years by the Great Places to Work Institute. As part of the Halsall group, Peter also launched Pivotal Projects Ltd., a national project management firm, and Loop Initiatives Ltd, a management consulting firm for sustainability. The group was purchased by Parsons Brinckerhoff in 2010, for which he served as the Global Sustainability Lead.
Peter is committed to motivating change in urban development to incorporate evidence based decision-making towards more balanced outcomes. He is often called upon to present his opinions about urban sustainability. He sat on the Design Review Panels for the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto for 5 years each as the sustainability representative.