Born 11 July 1944 on a farm in England; married with five daughters.
Peter de Savary is a well known international entrepreneurial businessman, who, since the age of 16, has applied his skills in many areas, including the petroleum industry, shipping, shipyards, property, import/export and the club and hospitality industry amongst others. His activities have spanned three continents.
Peter de Savary has been responsible for the regeneration of substantial areas of industrial waste land into very successful projects both in the UK and USA. As the driving force and chairman of various companies he was responsible for the success of thirteen shipyards and established a significant international ship refuelling company and has been at the helm of three oil refineries. His extensive agricultural experience includes the management of Royal and Government farms in the Middle East. He is used to leading and motivating teams from just a few to several thousand people.
He founded the worldwide St. James Clubs (London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York and Antigua) and the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle (Scotland, venue for Madonna’s wedding). His successes also include Glenborrodale Castle (Scotland), Stapleford Park (England), Cherokee Plantation (South Carolina), Carnegie Abbey (Newport, Rhode Island), Bovey Castle (England) and the Abaco Club (Bahamas). These projects have been highly acclaimed and de Savary’s further experience extends from the construction of a new 5 star hotel in Egypt to the operation of a thousand room hotel in the UK.
During his extensive business career he has accumulated many awards including; Tourism Personality of the Year; the England for Excellence Award sponsored by the English Tourist Board for his achievements at Littlecote Park and Lands End, and the Come to Britain award in 1986. Other awards include numerous environmental, preservation and historical achievements as well as winning Best Golf Resort in England for Bovey Castle at the World Travel Awards 2005.
A knowledgeable sailor, he participated in the seventeen nation Admirals Cup in 1981 and led the British team for the America’s Cup Challenge in 1983. A boxer and athlete in his youth, he is a keen horseman and hopes to take up golf in the future having built and operated seven championship golf courses.
A well known philanthropist, he particularly helps underprivileged and handicapped children and is a patron and board member of the British Teenage Cancer Trust, a Governor of the Newport Health Care Corporation and supports generously numerous charities.
Peter de Savary is a member of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, The Duke of Edinburgh Golf Society, The Lyford Cay Club, The Royal Burnham Yacht Club, The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Royal Dart Yacht Club and the New York Yacht Club.
Known universally as “PdeS”, de Savary is committed to strong leadership, motivational team building, hard work and determination. Determined to succeed, he is a man of vision, with boundless energy, enthusiasm, imagination and creativity. PdeS exemplifies all the characteristics of a true entrepreneur whilst at the same time practising common sense, respecting prudence and fair play.
In 2012 Peter de Savary was appointed by the Government of Grenada as an International Ambassador with full diplomatic status and responsibilities for inward investment.
As the major foreign private investor in Grenada he energetically extols, promotes and facilitates the many opportunities available for qualified foreign investors.
Peter de Savary first visited the island of Grenada in 1952 and for the past 36 years has been actively engaged in business throughout the Caribbean region. For the past 7 years, as a citizen of Grenada, he has resided in Grenada where he maintains family homes and an active business presence.