Peter served as CEO of the Australia and New Zealand Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) from June 2003 to December 2017. In this capacity he oversighted the establishment and management of 43pl, Australia’s spatial industry innovation cluster, through which over 100 companies were able to partner in the activities of the CRCSI. He has also held senior positions with the Victorian Government and RMIT University.
As Co-Chair for the Australian Government’s Space Cross-Sectoral Interest Group (part of the structure of Australia’s Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council and its Trusted Information Sharing Network) he is helping undertake the analysis of Australia’s dependence on space assets and its contributing to the nation’s next Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy. He is also the Co-Chair of the Leadership Group of the 2026 Spatial Industry Growth and Transformation Agenda which sets out the road map for the entire spatial industry including the next steps in its engagement with the space industry. Dr Woodgate is also Chair of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network.