Peter Cowley is a Senior Vice-President and the Director of School Performance Studies at The Fraser Institute. Upon graduation from the University of British Columbia (B.Comm. 1974), Mr. Cowley accepted a marketing post with Proctor and Gamble in Toronto. He later returned to Vancouver to begin a long career in marketing and general management in the furniture manufacturing sector. During his assignments in general management, process improvement was a special focus and interest. Mr. Cowley wrote several books on education matters. He continues his research on education and related issues for The Fraser Institute. Mr Cowley has co-authored all of the Institute's annual Report Cards. Annual editions now include Report Cards on secondary schools in British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec, as well as Report Cards on elementary schools in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.