“Peter has been exceptionally collaborative in sharing his innovative ideas and robust network with the Foundation,” said Foundation Chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD. “We are thrilled that he has officially joined the team, particularly as we expand our presence in the United Kingdom.”
Peter is a musician. He founded the band Genesis with a group of friends from school. Since leaving the band in 1975, he has pursued a solo career releasing albums and film scores.
In 1980, he founded WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance), which has presented 170 festivals in over 30 countries. In 1992, Peter founded Witness.org, pioneering the use of cameras and technology in human rights work. He also founded theElders.org with Nelson Mandela and Richard Branson in 2001, to bring together a respected group of world leaders, whose influence stems not from political, economic or military power, but from experience, integrity, and wisdom.
Peter’s other work interests have been in innovative technology, especially in digital media, audio, music, visual language, and more recently, healthcare.
Innovative medical treatment options are of tremendous personal interest to Peter, as well.
“Since my wife had a nasty non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was lucky enough to come through it as a result of taking part in a trial for CAR T-cell treatment, we thought long and hard about access to high-tech treatment,” he said. “Although currently focused ultrasound requires costly equipment and very controlled and precise environments, it has the long-term potential to be digitized, miniaturized, and augmented with artificial intelligence, and therefore made affordable and accessible around the world. I’m excited about the transformative reach that focused ultrasound could have.”
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