Peter was appointed to the position of CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) in June 2003. Peter was previously CEO of RMIT’s Geospatial Science Initiative. During this period he was responsible for a number of developments that included helping establish Spatial Vision Innovations Pty Ltd; the Risk and Community Safety Research Centre and RMIT's Global Sustainability Institute.
Peter is currently a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Digital Earth; Board Member of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network; Foundation Chair of the Global Spatial Network; Board Member of the UNESCO International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage; and Chair of VANZ Ltd.
Peter has a Doctorate in Business Administration from RMIT University, a Masters of Applied Science from the University of New South Wales and a Degree in Forest Science from the University of Melbourne. He is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors course.