Peter Colenso

Children's Investment Fund Foundation

Dr Peter Colenso has worked at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and previously for the UK’s Department for International Development for 11 years. Among other roles, he was Head of Profession – Education and Head of the Human Development Department in DFID’s Policy Division, leading UK government policy on international Education, Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition. Peter has also worked as an education specialist for the World Bank and for non-governmental organisations in Africa, Asia and the Balkans. He has a Doctorate of Education from Sussex University. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education, representing the Private Sector / Private Foundations constituency. Peter joined the UKFIET Board of Trustees with a view to maximising the contribution of a rich and vibrant UK international education community to furthering education goals worldwide.