Peter Mackenzie Smith is a trustee of the British Egyptian Society and was involved in the production of the 2006 forum ’50 years since Suez: from Conflict to Collaboration’ and in the 2012 British Egyptian conference ‘Education the Best Investment’.
He was twice posted to Egypt during his career with the British Council from 1969 to 1997, after which he was for six years Director of Education for GEC and for Marconi, implementing partnership programmes with universities and schools in the UK, the US, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. From 2001 to 2003 he was UK Trade and Investment’s first trade adviser for education and training. He has carried out education consultancy assignments in Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, China, and India. He is chairman of Getenergy Ltd, a company that supports education and training for the oil and gas industry internationally