Peter Cleasby is a contributing editor of Exeter Observer.
After reading French and German at New College, Oxford he entered the civil service where he worked largely in policy development and business management across several departments, ending up as a deputy director in DEFRA. He was also a Treasury-accredited reviewer of high-risk programmes and projects.
On leaving the civil service, he freelanced as a policy, management and governance consultant and became a trustee of several national and local charities. He is also involved with Exeter Green Party as a volunteer researcher.