Chief executive, NSPCC
Peter Wanless has been NSPCC's chief executive since June 2013. Before that he had been the Big Lottery Fund's chief executive for five years.
He was previously at the Department for Children, Schools and Families, where he established their Families Group. Before that he was director of School Performance and Reform.
Between 1998 and 2003 Peter was the department’s director of strategy and communications. He previously worked at the Treasury, operating in a range of roles including head of private finance policy and principal private Secretary to three Cabinet ministers.
Peter is married with a young son and was awarded the Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2007 New Year Honours List for distinguished public service.
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