He is the City Manager for the City of Toronto, and more recently was the Ontario Public Service Visiting Fellow at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance.
Peter’s career in the Ontario Public Service spans 30 years. Peter became Secretary of the Cabinet, head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council on December 17, 2011. Before his appointment as Secretary of the Cabinet, Peter was Deputy Minister of Finance for three years. Peter also served as Deputy Minister of Energy. Earlier, he was Deputy Minister and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet with responsibility for Policy in Cabinet Office.
His prior positions include:
- Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resource Management, Ministry of Natural Resources
- Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Planning, Cabinet Office
- Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Management and Estimates Division, Management Board Secretariat
- Director, Expenditure Management and Reporting, Ministry of Finance
Peter began his public service career in 1981 after completing a BA (Honours) in Political Economy and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Toronto.