Peter Briscoe (European Chair)


Peter Briscoe is an Englishman. he studied Industrial Chemistry and Management at Loughborough University of Technology, England.

He moved to The Netherlands in 1974 and was asked by his company, Brent Chemicals International, to set up a subsidiary in Holland from 1978 where he was Managing Director until 1986.

From 1987-1989, Peter was Executive Director of the Christian Businessmen’s Committees (CBMC in The Netherlands).

When the Berlin Wall collapsed and opportunities to develop business in Eastern Europe opened up, Peter founded and developed Europartners, a movement dedicated to reaching European business and professional people for Christ and helping Christians in positions of leadership in business, politics, and other professions to "go and make disciples in all nations." By 2002, there were local and national movements in 28 European countries, encompassing around 500 local groups and some 5,000 active co-workers. Now, Peter continues as a board member to lead this organisation to reach and teach top leaders about Jesus.

Business background

In 1990, Peter set up Synthesys, a consulting company specialising in the development and marketing of industrial chemical specialties.

From 2002, Peter took an assignment as Managing Director of HE Space Operations with offices in Houston, Katwijk and Bremen, serving the European Space Institutions, and specialised in providing professional services for human spaceflight activities.

Peter is a co-founder of IAASS, the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety.

Peter retired from business in 2007 to develop the ministry of Crown Financial Ministries and Crown Companies in Europe.

He served as International vice-president for Crown Financial Ministries, co-ordinating Crown's global operations until 2012.

From August 2012, Peter founded the work of Compass – finances God's way in Europe. There are currently 18 nations conducting Compass programmes on financial discipleship.

In 2014, Peter was a founding member of the European Economic Summit.

At home in Leiden, Peter is a member of the Leiden Baptist Church where he is chairman of the elder board. He is married to his Dutch wife, Didie. And they have three grown up daughters, and are blessed with four grandchildren.