Dr Peter Draper

Peter has extensive experience as a policy and regulatory analyst with a focus on trade and investment policies in Southern African and emerging markets. He is the founder of Tutwa Consulting Group where he was the Managing Director from 2015 to 2018. He is now a non-resident Director.

He is currently the Executive Director of the Institute for International Trade (IIT) at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Peter is a former Senior Research Fellow in the Economic Diplomacy programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAAIA) and part-time lecturer at Wits Business School where he won two teaching awards.

His international affiliations include being a member and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Global Trade and Foreign Direct Investment; member of the Board of Trustees of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Research Foundation; and non-resident Senior Fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), based in Brussels.
He was formerly Head of Economic Analysis and Research in the Trade Policy division at the Department of Trade and Industry where he was responsible for advising the Department on its FTA and broader trade negotiations strategy. He was also the Head of the Economics Department at the University of KwaZulu Natal (then University of Durban-Westville).

He holds a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu-Natal), and an honorary PhD from the Friederich Schiller University in Jena, Germany.