Peter Hunt

Managing Partner

Peter founded Mutuo in 2001 as the first cross mutual sector body to promote co-operative and mutual business to opinion formers and decision makers.

For ten years prior, he was General Secretary of the Co-operative Party (UK). He is co-founder of Supporters Direct, the football supporters’ initiative, which went on to establish over 100 supporters’ trusts at professional football clubs.

Between 2001 and 2023, he led the Parliamentary teams which piloted six private members bills through the UK Parliament, working with all parties to update co-operative and mutual law.

He advised the UK Government on its plans to mutualise Post Office Ltd and in 2012 published the report of the Ownership Commission, a two-year study into corporate diversity.

In 2018/19 he led the successful industry alliance to develop the Australian Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Act, the first renewal of Australian mutuals legislation for 20 years. This new Federal law created Mutual Capital Instruments as a bespoke investment tool for mutuals.

In 2021, he ran the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals’ campaign to oppose the demutualisation of LV=, which ultimately succeeded as the first ever member rejection of a Board promoted demutualisation.

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