General manager, Specialisterne Ireland
A Dubliner, Peter is an electrical engineer with a diploma in business strategy. He is married with three sons, one of whom has Asperger’s syndrome.
In 2013, after 35 years – including 25 in what was to become the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) – in telecoms and education, Peter became the general manager of a new social enterprise company: Specialisterne Ireland.
Specialisterne Ireland CLG is a specialist employment agency for people with autism, and has supported more than 70 people to gain employment since last year. It has also been working with undergraduates with autism to enable them to get the internship work they need to complete their courses.