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Pete Belfield

Head of Resources

Pete oversees New Hope’s income generation (fundraising and communications, retail, social enterprise and contracts) as well as human resources and workforce development.  

Pete’s background is in retail – he used to manage Borders Books in Watford (with an annual turnover of £3.2million and a staff team of 24). Since first  joining New Hope in 2005, Pete has worked or volunteered in a number of different services, including our outreach service helping rough sleepers. He also spent over two years as Head of Services. 

Pete is passionate about poverty alleviation both in the UK and around the world. He is a trustee for Link Ethiopia – a registered charity in the UK dedicated to supporting education in Ethiopia. He lives on a narrow boat with his wife, Sarah, and enjoys sailing and cricket.