Peter Alleyne

Peter is the Director for Equity, Inclusion, and Involvement with Rethink Mental Illness, a leading national mental health charity working to help those affected by severe mental illness.

Peter’s role focuses on EDI and involvement strategies. Prior to joining Rethink Mental Illness in 2022, Peter spent nearly two decades in the Civil Service at the Home Office, where held senior policy, HR, and EDI roles. He also undertook a secondment at the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) where he led on the overhaul of the MPS’s internal grievance and discrimination complaints procedure following an investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

In the latter part of his Civil Service career, Peter worked on the assessments for the Windrush Compensation Scheme and the Windrush Scheme in supporting the review by Wendy Williams CBE into the Home Office’s progress on implementing the 30 recommendations in her Windrush Lessons Learned Review of the Windrush scandal. Peter is a qualified Barrister (unregistered) and Attorney-at-Law (Barbados) and a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. He is a mentor with the Patchwork Foundation, a member of Sport England’s Diversity in Sports Leadership Network, and an avid cricket, boxing, and Arsenal fan.

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