Peter Shaw


Peter joined Thatcham Research as CEO in April 2011 bringing with him a broad background in motoring services, motor insurance, and the UK energy sector.

Since taking post Peter has led a complete strategic review of the company resulting in a revised 3 year plan to deliver more than £1 Billion of value to the UK Motor Insurers who own Thatcham. Core to driving this value is Thatcham’s unique data set of repair information built of 40 years of Insurance industry investment and a market leading focus upon the testing and introduction of new vehicle technologies to improve road safety and reduce accidents.

Peter’s career has included a period as Operations Director at Centrica PLC, (The UK’s largest energy supplier) where he led a number of functions including Sales, Operations, Smart Metering and Billing.

Peter’s experience in motor insurance and motoring services was gained during 22 years with The Automobile Association where his roles included that of Sales Director, and General Manager of Insurance Operations encompassing Claims handling, customer service, and distribution. Peter led the AA to record Growth in AA Membership during the early 2000’s and to significant service level improvements in Motor Insurance business.