Canadian Honorary Advisors
Robert Peck and Maria Pantazi Peck
Robert Peck and Maria Pantazi Peck have joined the Canadian team as Honorary Advisors. After a life-changing visit to CCF Namibia in 2018, Bob and Maria got involved with CCF. They have been active supporters since that time.
Both had long and varied careers at Global Affairs Canada until their retirement in 2017.
Maria had postings in Rome, Athens and at headquarters in Ottawa, and served in a variety of roles including administration, consular policy and commercial relations.
Robert spent his formative years in Algeria, Cameroon, and Nigeria later joining Canada’s Foreign Service. He represented Canada as Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic (2011-2015), High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus (2011-2015) and as Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (2004-2007). He also served in senior roles at Global Affairs in Ottawa including as Department Spokesperson and Press Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director of Central and West Africa, and Chief of Protocol of Canada.
In their post diplomatic careers, Robert serves on the board of directors of a London-based energy company and both he and Maria are actively involved with several not for profit organizations and business advisory groups.