Peter is an economist who spent the first 25 years of his career based in Zimbabwe, working on development issues in East and Southern Africa. Since 2007, he has been ECA’s Director for the Africa region, building up the energy and water practice in Africa, as well as working in other parts of the world. His work has spanned policy and strategy, sectoral reform and institutional analysis, regulation, tariff studies and service delivery.

Peter has an academic background in electrical engineering and economics and a PhD in engineering-economic systems. He has a strong interest in the relationship of infrastructure to overall economic development, with regional strategies set to play a particularly important role in sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, Peter has increasingly focussed on ways in which low income households can access and use modern infrastructural services on an affordable and sustainable basis.