Peter is actively involved in youth participation in his capacity as a member of the Bank of England’s Youth Forum, where he volunteers to contribute a youth perspective to inform the Bank’s policymaking processes and youth outreach.
Peter has engaged in youth participation initiatives since being elected a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) in 2017. Through SYP, he has developed skills in meaningfully representing a youth voice to decision-makers, and as Convener of its Justice Committee has advocated young people’s interests on issues such as UNCRC incorporation, age of criminal responsibility and biometric data.
Internationally, Peter has experience of youth representation as a reserve member of the Council of Europe’s 2020-2021 Advisory Council on Youth and as a human rights fellow for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s 2021 Perspectives 20-30 Online Academy.
Peter is studying for an MA (Hons) degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen. He is passionate about influencing decision-makers to recognise young people as stakeholders, not spectators.