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​Peter Upton

Lay Member of University Court

Peter Upton is Executive Director of K2P2 an international education consultancy. K2P2 has worked with clients in more than 15 countries on areas including Higher Education reform, system change, workforce planning, girls’ education, and risk management. K2P2 has worked with Cambridge University, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the SQA, the European Union’s Food and Nutrition Programme and over 30 national agencies.

Prior to K2P2, Peter was a senior Director in the British Council working as Country Director for Pakistan, Hong Kong and South China, Pakistan, and Thailand. He also served as the British Councils Director for Global Education Services responsible for international partnerships across Higher Education, Professional Development and School Partnerships. Peter has been Chief Executive of SSAT and a Principal of Community College.

​​Peter is a member of the World Banks Independent Evaluation Group, a member of Chatham House and is also a Trustee of United World Schools. He is an active member of the Royal Society of Asian Affairs and the Fortress Study Group. Peter is a keen walker, (especially where historical ruins are involved), cook and avid reader but a terrible dancer!