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Peter Thompson


Peter became Chief Executive at HFEA in April 2012 after three years as Director of Strategy and Information. He is responsible for our overall performance and is focussed on HFEA's vision of ensuring high quality care for everyone affected by assisted reproduction.

Peter previously worked as a civil servant for a number of Government departments, including the Ministry of Justice and the Cabinet Office. Among a variety of roles, Peter was responsible for the Government's policy on the legal recognition of transsexual people, EU justice policy and the Prime Minister's programme of constitutional renewal.

Peter became an external member of the Council of Queen Mary University of London in November 2017.