Peter Holbrook, CEO Social Enterprise UK

Peter joins us from the UK body for social enterprise, which is a business with a social or environmental mission.

More about Peter

Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) represents 100,000 businesses, most of which are in the UK – all of which are social enterprises, operating across the whole of the economy. It works to promote social enterprise as a model for changing both business and society. SEUK develops policy, undertakes research, influences the political agenda, promote the benefits of social enterprise through the media, campaigns and events.

Peter has established, developed and supported hundreds of diverse social enterprises over his career. He has advised government taskforces in the UK and overseas and chaired the Social Enterprise World Forum until 2015.

Peter has previously worked for Oxfam, Greenpeace and various disability charities. He has experience of working in overseas development, community development and public health. Peter started his career with Marks and Spencer PLC and spent several years with Body Shop International. He was appointed a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2015.

What to expect

Peter talks passionately about how he believes that only economic system and structure reform can improve the societal and economic challenges we face, and that business bears the responsibility to lead that change.