Robert Peake is one of Tenison Woods College's Shining Light Recipients for 2017. Robert attended Marist Brothers Agricultural College as a boarder from 1958-1960. On the basis of his Leaving (Year 11) exam results, Robert was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship for University studies, which he took up after completing his Leaving Honours (Year 12) at Sacred Heart College in Adelaide. Robert studied Electrical Engineering at Adelaide University, graduating in 1966. He joined the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in Melbourne, working as an engineer on radar systems for air traffic control. Since then, Robert was involved in setting up radar and air traffic control systems all around Australia. He worked on the panel of technical specialists for the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the improved radar and airborne collision avoidance systems they developed are now used all over the world. Robert went on to consult in other countries about air traffic control systems and has received a number of awards and accolades for his career achievements, including The Royal Aeronautical Society Wakefield Gold Medal, an Aviation Safety Foundation of Australasia Award and a Public Service Medal in 2016.