Pete’s career began with 17 years working on regulatory and data-centric projects for investment banks. Starting out as an Analyst, he worked his way up to becoming Programme Manager in the City of London with a short stint in Amsterdam. He also worked as an independent consultant for Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital, HSBC and Nomura, to name a few.
With the desire to be part of something more personal and build something tangible, Pete took the leap into studying to become a Mortgage Broker. Having cut his teeth and gained experience at a firm in Surrey, Pete joined Altura in 2019 as a Senior Adviser.
Pete’s role involves walking our clients through their options and determining which mortgage product would be the best option for them based on their circumstances; he also provides ongoing advice and support to our existing clients. Building relationships with our clients is what Pete enjoys best, and one of the key reasons why he moved away from banking and jumped into the mortgage business.
Pete was born in Zimbabwe to a Scottish mum and an English dad, then raised in South Africa. He now lives in Surrey, is married, and has two children who take up most of his time and most of his bed!
Pete enjoys windsurfing, rugby, cricket and golf. He plays the latter two in the summer months, whenever he can get a spare few hours. He lives a stone’s throw away from his local golf course, so loves squeezing in a 5:30am 18 holes. It’s a great way to meet potential clients too (“my tag line to my wife!”).
Living in the Surrey hills, Pete has also taken up mountain and road cycling and tries to get in at least 120km per week during the summer (“If you can’t beat them, join them, so now I also hog the middle of the road”).
Pairing cooking with wine
Socialising with friends and family
Eating on beach sand
An interview with Peter
Where can we find you on an ideal weekend?
Playing some sport, followed by a good pub lunch in the sunshine with the family, unless there’s live international Rugby on.
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
What’s your favourite song to play in the car?
Guns N’ Roses - Paradise City or George Ezra – Shotgun.
What was the first album you bought?
2 Unlimited – No Limits.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you win a medal in?
Packing and unpacking the dishwasher. During lockdown, I surpassed Michael Phelps’ Olympic medal haul.
When the dessert menu arrives, what are you looking for?
The cheese menu.
What three qualities draw you to new people?
Friendly, funny, with the ability to tell a good story.
What’s your pet peeve?
People dragging their feet!
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
Who would be at your dream dinner party?
Dr David Livingstone, The Queen, Bill Murray.