Peter joined the architectural office of Alan K Eedy as junior draftsman. He completed a Drafting Certificate course and progressed to Chief Draftsman until in 1974 he resigned and commenced his own Design and Building Consultancy which continued until 1994 when he joined Cini Little as a Consultant.
He has been involved in all aspects of design, documentation, contract administration and supervision on a wide variety of projects, including industrial, commercial and club facilities.
In 1980, Peter visited the United States to study "Tilt-up" construction techniques and was involved in the design of the first Tilt-up industrial building in Sydney. In 1985, he spent six months in Malaysia working on joint ventures as a consultant with local contractors involved with low cost housing for the Government, and has an understanding of the construction and kitchen fit-out industries in the East as his work also extended to Thailand and the Philippines.
Peter obtained a full building Contractors Licence in 1987 and acted as project manager on various developments.
From 1980 to 1992 Peter was a part owner of the Hunter Valley Wine Society which operated a direct wine marketing operation in the Hunter Valley which also expanded to operate in California. He was a Director of a company which operated a chain of thirteen bottle shops and the Queens Wharf Brewery Hotel in Newcastle and he controlled the design and construction of the total fitout, including all food and beverage operations.