Peter is Economics and Finance Counselor at the Delegation of the European Commission to the USA, covering in particular financial services and financial markets regulation.
Prior to his posting to Washington DC in August 2008, Peter was a Member of Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy’s Private Office. He advised the Commissioner since his nomination in August 2004 and prepared him for his confirmation hearing. Peter has been closely involved in the preparation and negotiation of all major pieces of EU legislation in Commissioner McCreevy portfolio and was also his principal liaison with the European Parliament.
From 2001 until 2004, Peter was a Member of the Private Office of Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner David Byrne, dealing with parliamentary affairs and advising the Commissioner on competition policy, justice and home affairs and economic and monetary policy.
Peter joined the European Commission in 1996 and also held positions in the Directorates-General for Enterprise and Health and Consumer Protection.
Prior to joining the European Commission, Peter worked as a public affairs consultant advising major financial services and direct marketing companies on EU affairs.
Peter holds a magna cum laude Masters Degree in European Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges and a magna cum laude Degree in Political Science from the University of Leuven.
He is a Dutch national. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Washington DC area.