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Peter Durante
Managing Director, Global Lead for Technology & Innovation, at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)


Peter Durante is the Global Lead for Technology & Innovation (T&I) within MIRA where he co-ordinates the work of MIRA’s asset management and origination teams in identifying and applying emerging technologies that impact the operational, commercial and environmental performance of existing and future portfolio assets. The ‘T&I’ team track over 100 technologies and business model innovations, across energy, transport, data/digitalisation, AI, telecoms, agriculture, manufacturing, robotics, waste, water and fintech.

Prior to joining Macquarie in 2018, Peter spent over 18 years in infrastructure, oil and gas, renewable energy and transportation. He started his career at Shell where he worked across the downstream value chain including supply management, procurement, strategy, risk management and commodities trading. After Shell, Peter served as a consultant to a range of industrial, financial and governmental clients on renewables, transport electrification, and emissions trading policy, as well as helped clean-tech start-ups. He then spent over 5 years at Saudi Aramco’s renewables organisation where he lead the Emerging Technologies and Market Intelligence division which supported the development and launch of Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy deployment through R&D, venture capital, project development, M&A and policy.

Peter has an Executive MBA from Oxford, an MSc in Finance and Financial Law from SOAS (University of London), an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent, and a BA in History from Arizona State University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Address: Hydrogen: an emerging ‘mega trend’ for decarbonisation infrastructure