Head of DFID Central Asia

Peter Fernandes Cardy



Peter is a UK National. In a career spanning nearly 20 years, Peter has provided strategic leadership in advisory and managerial positions taking forward work to end extreme poverty in regions including Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia. He has worked with governments, bilateral, multilateral, private sector and civil society organisations on projects, programmes and policies with particular focus on providing solutions to regional integration and delivery in fragile and conflict states.

Peter is currently Head of DFID Central Asia, leading the UK DFID’s assistance and country teams in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as contributions to delivery of the UK’s work in Central Asia. Peter is a Chartered Member of the UK Institution of Civil Engineers and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Southampton, UK. He is married with 3 children.

Head of DFID Central Asia

The head of a DFID regional office has overall responsibility for the running of the office and its programmes.