Peter Lance Tod was born on the 9th August 1958, in the Lancashire town of Rochdale, which is famous for being one of the only few town centres built on a bridge. It also boasts a number of famous sons and daughters – John Bright, Mike Harding, Gracie Fields and Lisa Stansfield, to name but a few.
After leaving school, Peter gained an apprenticeship with Britannia Welding & Engineering and in 1975 left Rochdale to pursue a career in the Royal Air Force. His service took him to various RAF stations and in 1982 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal. Whilst in the Royal Air Force, amongst his other duties. Peter, chauffeured senior officers of the Armed Forces, Members of the Royal Family, which included the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. While serving the country, Peter was involved in the 1982 Falklands War.
Peter, left the Royal Air Force in 1985 and took up a career in road transport, starting as a long distance lorry driver before turning to transport/fleet and engineering/compliance management. Over the years Peter, has held various managerial roles within the transport/logistics industry, the majority of which have been in the compliance, legal, maintenance, and skills sector. During this time Peter, has been involved with a number of the trade associations and institutes.
As a member of the Yorkshire Centre. Peter, currently holds the office of Centre Treasurer previously being Centre Chairman (2009 – 2010) in October 2010 Peter, became IoTA National Chairman until April 2013 where he was duly elected to the post of Chairman of the External Affairs Committee. At the 2016 Institute AGM and National Council Meeting Peter, was elected to the post of Deputy President.
Peter is married to Sandra, they live in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and have three grown up children.