Peter Nicholson retired after thirty years as Headmaster of Loyola Preparatory School in Essex in August 2018. For the previous 27 years, he was a Governor and Chair of Governors of St John's CE Primary School in Buckhurst Hill as well as being Chair of Governors of an independent prep school in Ilford. He is currently Chair of Governors at both a Suffolk Primary academy and an independent convent school as well as a Governor of a local secondary academy. He has served as a team inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate and has contributed to the sacramental preparation programme of his local Roman Catholic Parish. Peter is married with three daughters and two grandchildren.