Dr Peter Cook

Sessional Lecturer

Dr Peter Cook

Dr Peter Cook

International Business and Strategy
By area - Information, Strategy, Organisation Design, The Internet
By industry - IT industry
HBS, 140 Whiteknights
+44 (0) 118 378 4043


Peter spent a long career in the IT industry where he worked in UK and multinational organisations in both the public and private sector as a senior manager and director. Roles included Managing Director of the IT Division of British Rail, Director of Professional Services and a member of the UK executive committee of an Anglo-French IT services company, member of the UK Board, and the European IT Director of a large subsidiary of a US Multinational, COO of a start-up and non-executive director of a small company.

He returned to the University of Reading in 2003 to undertake his PhD, which examined the influence of information processing on firm structure, strategy and organisation. He now contributes to teaching at both undergraduate and master’s level.


Lectures in strategy and general management.