Peter Coleman graduated form the University of Western Ontario in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts and from the University of Windsor in 1980 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He completed his Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants designation in 1983.
He spent 30 years working in financial management roles for various companies including KMPG, George Weston and a variety of other industries.
Coleman was the volunteer treasurer of the National Citizens Coalition from 1990 to 2003. He was on the Western University alumni board and is currently active in his local Optimist Club.
He joined the NCC full time in March 2003 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to President and CEO in May 2006.