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About Peter

Peter Slater is an accredited Instructor Member, approved by MHFA England to deliver Adult MHFA

Peter worked in the Financial Services industry for over 3 decades. Firstly, joining Coutts Bank, moving to Invesco Asset Management for 10 years, and lastly Northern Trust for 22 years. His career has progressed through junior roles, middle management, project/programme management to senior management, managing both onshore and offshore teams. Each experience has provided valuable lessons in both what to do and what not to do!


Peter’s last 9 years at Northern Trust were in Global Fund Services client service, initially responsible for service delivery to a portfolio of clients, then becoming Divisional Head of Client Services, overseeing 50+ institutional clients, leading a team of senior client service delivery managers. Northern Trust is viewed as a premier service organisation, therefore, the role demanded constantly maintaining and exceeding that expectation. He now brings this service quality to all his clients.

In 2016, he took on the role of Divisional Head of Diversity and Inclusion. In early 2017, initiating a Mental Health campaign, which was later acknowledged by the Chairman’s Award. The campaign quickly gathered pace with senior managers sharing their stories, development of a SharePoint site for easy access to support and information, in addition to the roll out of Mental Health First Aid training. At the time of leaving the company 300+ staff had been trained including many executives. He has also worked with organisations such as The Diversity Project, Centre for Synchronous Leadership and Inspiring Leadership Trust.

After leaving Northern Trust, he qualified as a Mental Health First Aid instructor in November 2020 and will be providing training as well as a consultancy offering helping organisations imbed mental health and wellbeing into their cultures. The operating company, PJS Bright-Light Ltd, was formed late 2020.

Fairy Lights

Courage to act against stigma and discrimination associated with mental ill health.

Knowledge to educate and inform people to better understand mental health.

Empathy to connect and share yourself.

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