Working with Dilmah’s charitable arm, the MJF Charitable Foundation, Peter is proud to be a Governor of the Empower Culinary Hospitality and Inspirational School. This initiative empowers and trains young people from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds.

The MJF Charitable Foundation and the humanitarian assistance it renders to underprivileged people go much deeper than the acts of ‘charity’ alone. Settlor of the MJF Charitable Foundation, Merrill J Fernando conceived in the 1950s, the idea of a business that would help restore the fortunes of his county’s ailing tea industry, and its million or more direct dependents, whilst sharing the benefits of that business with the community.