Peter Fell is a portfolio worker with considerable expertise in education issues. He has worked for over 25 years at director level for a major UK Government funded training and enterprise organisation and the University of Manchester. He was a founder governor and former chair of the Finance Committee of the Manchester College. (The UK’s biggest Further Education College). He is a current member of the board and treasurer of the RSA Academies Trust; (a chain of 10 schools in the UK Midland area).
He has long- standing interest history and heritage issues. He has a Master's Degree in history from Kings College, University of Cambridge. He is the former chair of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MOSI). The MOSI site incorporates the world’s first passenger railway station. He co-led the merger of MOSI with the London based Science Museum Group. After the merger, he became a trustee observer on their board. He is a longstanding former trustee of the Manchester of St Francis and Gorton Monastery, an extraordinary, Pugin designed, building. He is the current chair of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, who publish the website Muslim Heritage. Com. He is an outgoing trustee of the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust, which operates a national archive relating to black history.
Peter Fell is passionate about the arts. He is the former chair of Arts About Manchester and All About Audiences, (both regional UK audience development agencies) and led the merger with other similar agencies to create Audience Agency. After the merger, he became the vice-chair. He is also chair of Audiences Connect. He is a former board member of the Greater Manchester Arts Centre (Cornerhouse and Library Theatre), Tate Liverpool Council, Contact Theatre and chair of its Development Board in Manchester, and trustee of Manchester Library Development Trust.
Peter Fell has been an elected trustee of the London based, but internationally active, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. (RSA.) In 2016, he was invited by the Trustees to become Deputy Chair. In this capacity, he chairs a number of internal panels and committees.
He is Deputy Chair of the Liverpool based Pain Relief Foundation, UK medical charity and is a visiting academic fellow of the Heseltine Institute, at the University of Liverpool.