Outsell Inc. Peter Lake

Peter Lake

Consulting Partner & Co-Chair Outsell Leadership Community


Peter Lake is a co-chair of Outsell’s Leadership Councils in Europe and provides advice to Outsell clients.  He brings many years of experience to this role having worked at Thomson Reuters for over 20 years in senior business development and general management roles.  During his time at Thomson Reuters, he headed up the legal information businesses in the UK, Europe and Asia, led the development of a number of Westlaw services and was involved in over 20 acquisitions.  Before Thomson Reuters, Peter worked in marketing for RELX and Pearson.  More recently, he has moved into the Higher Education sector with JS Group and focusses on investing in and advising private business in the HE and professional sectors.


  • Leadership
  • Strategy and corporate development
  • Business models
  • Digital transformation
  • Subscription businesses
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Legal, tax, and regulatory market
  • Higher Education market


Peter has a degree in English from the University of Cambridge and a postgraduate diploma in marketing from London South Bank University.


  • JS Group
  • Thomson Reuters
  • RELX
  • Pearson
  • Non-executive director: Mondaq, Governance, Deeloh Technologies


Linkedin: Peter Lake

More About Peter

First Car

Mini clubman (original not the current BMW version)

Activities Outside of Work

5 Children

Best Vacation

The next one

Favorite Cities

London, Boston, Munich

Favorite Authors

Too many but for fiction, anything by William Boyd, John Fante or Georges Simenon and for non-fiction John Kay, Alberto Manguel, and James Buchan are always worth a read.