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Executive Director

Rahila David

CCAT - Rahila David


Rahila David is the Executive Director of the Centre for Connected and Automated Transport (CCAT). She is responsible for building government and industry collaboration to facilitate Australia and New Zealand’s transition to connected and automated transport. Her policy expertise in the area and extensive stakeholder networks are essential to CCAT’s success.

Rahila comes to CCAT from the National Transport Commission, where she led development of the safety assurance framework for the commercial deployment of automated vehicles in Australia. Rahila has had a diverse policy career in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, leading regulatory reforms in areas including transport, energy and local government.

Rahila brings a wealth of knowledge about the public policy environment to CCAT, having worked for a government department, regulator, commission and Minister’s office and having gained an MSc in Public Policy and Administration with Distinction from the
London School of Economics and Political Science.