Peter White has run his own business since 1994. From 1984 to 1993, he was press secretary to a major Irish political party (Fine Gael) through periods of government and opposition. Prior to that he was press secretary to Ireland’s employer organisation (FUE, later merged into Ibec).
For several years he provided public affairs training courses to the Irish Management Institute and Trinity College Dublin. He continues to provide tailored training programmes for senior managers.
He studied philosophy at Trinity College Dublin from 1973-1978 with a year off the books while he was President of the Students’ Union. In 2014, he was awarded a PhD by University College Dublin – where he now teaches a module Existentialism and Humanism.