On leaving school, Peter MacDonald served for 11 years in the Royal Marine Commandos. He went on to work in the financial services industry, at Goldman Sachs and then Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Peter is chairman of two Edinburgh-based companies: MacDonald & Rees, specialising in ancestral tourism; and Castle European, which designs modern energy solutions for industry use. He is a board director of software company CompIndex. Peter also serves on the Rugby Advisory Group of the Scottish Rugby Union.
Peter believes the sports and activities offered once Raeburn Place is developed will encompass a range of abilities and age groups, encouraging participation and volunteering across the broad range of activities that will become available. He has seen this work very effectively in other countries.