Peace’s career has spanned both the public and private sector. She spent her early career at the Ministry of Defence, playing a key role in setting up QinetiQ in 2001. Peace then moved to the private sector, becoming chief executive of the British Property Federation, where she was instrumental in the creation of the UK’s REIT structure. She was awarded a CBE in 2008 for services to the property industry. Peace now has a non-executive portfolio career with roles at Howard de Walden Estates, Greencore Homes, AEW UK REIT and the Connected Places Catapult. She is chair of the GLA’s Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation and of the University of Cambridge property board. She is also chair of the Churches Conservation Trust, a secular organisation looking after 358 redundant Church of England churches, and of Real Estate Balance, a campaigning organisation working to improve diversity and inclusion in the real estate industry.