As the auditor for SAS, whilst not an SAS Trustee, Peter occasionally attends board meetings to provide financial information and to ensure that the organisation works within the rules laid down by the Companies Acts and Charities Acts.
He also represents the silver-backs, as considerably older than the Committee. However, he does have a background with the sea, if not surfing. Peter spent many years sailing and was a sailing and mountaineering instructor at the Outward Bound School in Aberdovey, Wales. Of those years spent sailing, quite a few were in an open boat sailing around the coasts of Britain and France, including an open-sea passage of more than 100 miles down the west coast of Ireland. Later in life, with young children, he took up kayaking and tried all forms from water polo, marathon, sea, white water and even surf-canoeing.
His firm of Chartered Accountants, Peter Crane & Co, specialises in looking after charities and non-profit-making organisations, sharing their experience with Surfers Against Sewage.