Head of DFID Kenya

Pete Vowles


Mr Pete Vowles has been Head of DFID Kenya since April 2016.

Prior to taking up his current position he was Head of Programme Delivery at the Department for International Development (DFID). In that role he was responsible for DFID’s internal processes and skills to strengthen the design and delivery of UK Aid programmes around the world.

Mr Vowles joined DFID in April 2006. He has held various overseas positions in DFID based in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Prior to joining DFID he has worked for the World Bank, private sector consulting firms, the UK’s National Health Service and various international development NGOs.

He is married with two children.

Head of DFID Kenya

The Director of DFID country office has overall responsibility for the running of the office and its programmes.


  1. UK committed to support Kenya’s regulatory reform work, nationally and in the counties