Peter Handford

Peter Handford


A qualified chartered public finance accountant, Peter has extensive experience of managing finances in property investment and large scale regeneration.

Peter has worked in a number of finance roles within Derbyshire County Council and the Peak District National Park Authority.

He was appointed Director of Finance at Derbyshire County Council in 2011. The council's annual revenue spend is in excess of £1bn per annum, whilst its capital programme stands at nearly £700m.

Peter is also responsible for the Derbyshire Pension Fund which currently has assets of around £4bn, including significant UK-wide property portfolios as well as a growing level of infrastructure investment.

In addition Peter is the Chief Financial Officer to the Local Growth Fund which has £170m to spend across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire on projects designed to enhance the economic well-being of the two county areas.

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