Peter Holbrook CBE
Peter Holbrook became CEO of Social Enterprise UK in January 2010.
Social Enterprise UK is the national body for social enterprise and represents a wide range of social enterprises, regional and national support networks and other related organisations. SEUK works to promote social enterprise as a model for changing both business and society.
SEUK inform the policy agenda, continue to influence the political agenda, promote the benefits of social enterprise through the media, campaigns and events, and undertake research to expand the social enterprise evidence base.
Prior to SEUK, Peter was chief executive of Sunlight Development Trust. During his time there Peter became one of the country’s most well-respected social entrepreneurs, responsible for the regeneration of some of the UK’s most deprived communities. In 2007, Peter was appointed one of the UK’s Social Enterprise Ambassadors – a scheme supported by the Cabinet Office.
In 2010, Peter was appointed as a member of the Cabinet Office’s Mutual’s Taskforce and Trustee of the Big Society Trust, overseeing delivery of Big Society Capital. In 2012, Peter was appointed a member of the EU Social Business Initiative Expert Group and took up the role of Chair of the Social Enterprise World Forum.
Peter has previously worked for Oxfam, Greenpeace and various disability charities. He has experience of working in overseas development, community development and public health. Peter started his career with Marks and Spencer PLC and also spent several years with Body Shop International.
He was appointed a CBE in 2015.