Peter Lawrence

Associate Consultant

Peter has a passion for building partnerships with people around a shared purpose. He is able to make the theory of change relevant and meaningful within the operational environment.

Peter has worked as a change management professional within the UK Public Sector since 1995.

Up until April 2016 he was Deputy Director Organisation Design for HM Revenue & Customs. During this time, he led a team of design consultants providing consultancy support to both HMRC and a number of other Whitehall Departments including Defra, Department for Transport, Treasury Solicitors and Companies House. He also partnered the National School of Government International providing onsite support to the Cabinet Office of Zambia, to help them reshape their organisation.

He has hosted visits from a wide number of overseas delegations including Vietnam, Ghana, India and Ethiopia, providing advice and guidance on change management issues including practical support in respect of organisation design.

In 2012, he developed an approach to Organisation Design that was accepted as industry standard for the UK Civil Service.

Since leaving the Civil Service, Peter has established his own consultancy practice, partnering clients from across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Peter seeks to ‘Partner People with Purpose’. He shares a similar passion with Robert Greenleaf, author of Servant Leadership, in which he describes himself as being a “student of organisation, how things get done and a pursuer of wisdom.”