Peregrine has been involved with the Laidlaw Schools Trust since 2014 when he left The Children’s Foundation where he was the Chief Executive. He is on the Trust’s Main Board and is also the Chair of the Governing Body of two of the Trust’s primary schools in the West End of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Atkinson Road Primary Academy and Westgate Hill Primary Academy).
Prior to his involvement with the Laidlaw Schools Trust and The Children’s Foundation, Peregrine worked for two of the North East’s leading Companies: Vickers plc (later BAE Systems plc) and Scottish and Newcastle plc. His role for both companies took him all over the World and gave him a fascinating and unrivalled experience working across different cultures and different organisations. Peregrine still consults for a number of start-up companies, helping them to develop their businesses internationally.
Although he has not been directly involved in education before joining the Trust, Peregrine grew up in a school, his brothers both teach and he is married to a teacher. He fully supports the Trust’s aim of improving the opportunities and life-chances of some of the most disadvantaged children and young people in the North East of England.