The Peru Support Group is delighted to announce that Professor the Lord John Alderdice has agreed to become our new president this year. He follows Baroness Jean Coussins who took over as president from Lord Eric Avebury who died in 2016.

John Alderdice, a former head of the Alliance Party in Northern Ireland, has worked on community relations in the province for many years. He developed a keen interest in Peru when working on the psycho-social aspects of Sendero Luminoso back in the 1990s. He sits in the House of Lords as a Liberal Party peer.

In 2004, he went to Peru as a member of a PSG delegation along with Labour MP John Battle. Together they produced a report that followed up on that of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the previous year.