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Peter Neville Lewis MIRM

is a highly experienced Business Adviser to Boards and senior management teams with over 30 years’ practical delivery at Managing Director level himself, specialising in principled leadership, values based decision making and conduct risk.

He currently holds the post of Honorary Research Fellow at Brunel University London. He is also a Member of the Institute of Risk Management (MIRM) and advises their Board.


Having trained at RMA Sandhurst, he left the Army to work in the City and in the early 70’s he established a wholesale business which was successfully sold to a Public Company in 1986. From 1988 up to 2001, Peter held various senior roles and Non Exec positions with an emphasis on Sales and Marketing, including setting up a Sales Office in Bangkok for a US Multinational FMCG business covering S.E.Asia.   He also successfully established two other businesses. In 2001 he became accredited as an Executive Coach (EMCC Member) and in 2004 he was one of the first Coach/Mentors in the UK to be awarded a Certificate in Supervision. In 2009 he established Principled Consulting.  Culture Audit, Ethical Leadership, Business Conduct and Values based Decision Making are his key focus: maximising performance & sustainability whilst minimising risk.


Peter’s longstanding connections within the City and various political, academic and economic institutions, together with his wide range of cultural interests provide clients with a rich source of intellect, expertise and pragmatism. Peter’s past and present clients include:


Amlin plc, BUPA, BearingPoint, State Street Bank, NCP, Office Depot, Towry, Charteris plc, EY, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lloyds Banking, Marks & Spencer plc, European Bank (EBRD), Nomura Bank, Kantar IT (WPP), South East England Development Agency, Inst of Directors’ Peer Groups, Chartered Institute of Mgt(CMI).


Publications include :

Inst of Risk Management - Risk Culture (2013) Contributing author

Inst of Risk Management - Extended Enterprise Risk (2014) Contributing author

Chartered Management Inst - Managers and their MoralDNA (2014) Co-author

Chartered Management Inst - MoralDNA of Performance (2014) Co-author

Chartered Management Inst - MoralDNA of Employee Owned Businesses (2015) Co-author


"I have worked with Peter Neville Lewis and Principled Consulting for a couple of years. Peter has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of Corporate Accountability and Business Ethics. He is well connected in the business world with a number of 'blue chip' clients whom he advises. Peter's depth of knowledge puts him in a very influential position and his work is recognised by high-level decision-makers. He does not shrink from posing difficult questions and encouraging self-reflection on the right corporate behaviours."

Dr Alf Crossman, Director of Business Administration - University of Surrey

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