Peter Cleasby is a contributing editor of Exeter Observer.
A former senior civil servant, specialising in policy development and managing public business, he subsequently became a freelance policy, management and governance consultant and a trustee of several national and local charities.
He has since escaped from the boardroom and works - unpaid, of course - as an Exmouth Coastwatch watch-keeper, Exeter Green Party research officer and campaigner for openness in public life, as well as doing any other interesting odd jobs that crop up from time to time.
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