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Peter Hunt has 18 years experience as a policy and public affairs advisor, influencing government and advocating on behalf of co-operatives and mutuals. For 10 years, he was General Secretary of the Co-operative Party and, in 2001, he founded Mutuo as a think tank and public affairs agency, and remains its Chief Executive.
He led the Parliamentary teams which piloted 4 private members bills through the UK Parliament, working with all parties to update co-operative and mutual law and encouraging employee ownership. In 2011, he advised the Coalition Government on its plans to mutualize Post Office Ltd. and in 2012 published the report of the Ownership Commission, a 2-year study into corporate diversity.
He is a founder member of the management board of the Oxford Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned business, based at Kellogg College, Oxford University.
Mutuo is the leading UK advocacy organisation for co-operatives and mutuals. It brings together the different wings of the UK mutual sector to promote a better understanding of member owned business and to encourage mutual approaches to business and public policy.
Through Mutuo, consumer co-operatives, building societies, mutual insurers, friendly societies and other mutuals work together to promote their shared interests to the Government, media and other decision makers.
Since 2001, Mutuo has also led the growth of the mutual sector, inspiring the creation of new mutuals across the commercial, community and public sectors, which account for over 2 million new members.
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