Mr Peter Astleford is a management consultant and independent director. He has over 25 years' experience as a leading financial services lawyer, providing advice to fund managers, banks, brokers and corporates with regard to financial services regulatory work and investment funds. Mr Astleford was a partner at Dechert LLP between 1997 and 2017, during which time he created and led the firm's financial services group in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Dechert LLP, Mr. Astleford practised as a solicitor at a boutique city firm, joining as an associate in 1994 and becoming a partner in 1995. Between 1990 and 1994, he held positions at INVESCO MIM PLC, the London listed holding company to the international financial service group, first as a group legal adviser and latterly as head of corporate services. Mr Astleford qualified as a solicitor in 1986 with Linklaters, where he practised in London and Brussels. Mr Astleford was a director of Dechert Secretarial Limited until October 2017 and Dechert (Singapore) Pte until December 2017. He is today a director of Episode Inc. and M&G General Partner Inc.