Peter has over 30 years of experience in government, NGOs and the private sector as an economist, senior manager and evaluator. As International Director in DFID, he was responsible for the development aspects of the UK’s multilateral partnerships (including the World Bank, EU and UN), and for DFID’s trade, conflict and humanitarian work. Immediately prior to joining Agulhas, Peter was International Director of Tearfund, responsible for worldwide work with partners and a disaster response team with over 1000 staff. Peter has led change processes within organisations and the development of policy on measuring multilateral effectiveness, and on poverty reduction. In 2010 he was the co-founder of Restored, an organisation working to end violence against women.
As an economist, Peter combines analytical skills with a profound understanding of aid policy and operations and of the international development system. He acted as Chief Economist in DFID and led the Economic Policy and Research Department. He was also Deputy Director for Asia. He is able to provide policy advice at the most senior level and has particular experience of living and working in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
For five years, Peter led the Agulhas team providing monitoring and evaluation for the Africa Governance Initiative and has led teams for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, reviewing FCDO’s work to reduce under-five mortality in Kenya, to address violence against women and girls, and to end modern slavery. In recent years he has led three assignments in Jordan; monitoring the treatment of Syrian refugees for the EU; evaluating the UN’s Sustainable Development Framework; and assessing progress on financial inclusion of refugees for GIZ. Other assignments have included facilitating a World Bank group on results and effectiveness for the Australian Government and assessing the contribution of budget support to development results for the African Development Bank. Peter is a visiting professor at Richmond University.