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Peter Damen

Peter Damen is the Chief Executive Officer of Level 5 Design, the Chairman of Innovate Australia, and the architect and past Chairman of the nation’s peak body for autonomous vehicles, the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI). Prior to establishing Level5Design, Peter was the Chief Operating Officer of Australia's national road and transport research agency. In his role at Level 5 Design, Peter works closely with leading autonomous vehicle technology companies to operationalise their technology into Australian applications. 

Peter is considered a national and international expert in emerging transport technologies, automated vehicles, parking and traffic management, road safety and future transport planning.  He is a qualified civil engineer with over 25 years' experience in the industry. He has been involved in some of Australia’s largest transport infrastructure projects and he has an industry network that extends across the globe. Peter believes that innovation is the key to Australia’s future – in making better investment decisions and accomplishing more for the community.