As Executive Director of the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI), Rita is responsible for delivery of ADVI’s contribution to the safe and successful introduction of driverless vehicle technologies onto the road network.
Under her leadership, ADVI is the nation’s fastest growing collaboration with more than 130 partners.
Rita has positioned ADVI as an expert industry and government adviser, with ADVI partners on industry reference groups across Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
As Regional Business Manager of ARRB Group’s South Australian office she managed strategic policy projects for State Road Authorities and organisations responsible for public and private road infrastructure.
Rita is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the private sector, research and local government, and spent 13 years with RAA in senior roles responsible for strategic transport planning, road safety, business transformation and member advocacy activities.