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Auckland Transport is a council controlled organisation (CCO). A CCO is an organisation in which a local authority controls 50% or more of the votes, or has the right to appoint 50% or more of the directors or trustees. Auckland Transport currently has eight board members and 2 CCO liaison councillors.

Board of directors

Role and appointment process

Auckland Transport’s activities are directed and guided at a strategic level by the board of directors:

  • Between 6 and 8 voting directors are appointed by Auckland Council and will generally serve a term of 1 to 3 years and then may be re-appointed by Auckland Council for a further 3 years.
  • Two of those directors may be members of Auckland Council.
  • In addition, 1 non-voting member is nominated by Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency.

The board has overall responsibility for delivering transport in Auckland. This includes managing and controlling public transport and local roads, as well as preparing the Auckland Regional Land Transport Programme.

All decisions relating to the operation of Auckland Transport are made by, or under, the authority of the board in accordance with the Local Government (Tāmaki Makaurau Reorganisation) Amendment Act 2009, the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009, and the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010. 

Auckland Transport board members

Wayne Donnelly - Acting Chair

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Wayne Donnelly has a specialisation in Civil Engineering with experience across transport, city planning and construction in New Zealand, Britain and Hong Kong.

Wayne shares his passion for good planning and engineering through positions he has held in the former Auckland City Council, as a former Chief Executive of Rodney District Council and Land Transport New Zealand (now Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency) and as Deputy Secretary of Transport for Road and Rail.

Wayne holds a first class honours Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury.

Current roles and general disclosure of interests:

  • Managing Director of Donnelly Consulting Limited.

Mark Darrow - Acting Deputy Chair

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Mark Darrow lives in Auckland and is an experienced Independent Board Chair and Director with extensive knowledge across many sectors. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, and a Fellow of Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Mark is currently Chair of TSB Bank, Armstrong’s, Invivo & Co, MTF Finance, and Riverton Dairies Farms and from March 2023 Chairs Inland Revenue’s Risk and Assurance Committee.

Previous Board roles have included Waka Kotahi (NZTA), Counties Manukau DHB, The Lines Company, Leighs Construction, Primary ITO, Sime Darby NZ, Charlies Group, Trustees Executors, MTA and VTNZ and was seconded to Eke Panuku’s Audit and Risk Committee during 2020-21.

Current roles and general disclosure of interests:

  • Chair of the Advisory Board of Armstrong's.
  • Member (Chair from March 2033) of the Risk and Assurance Committee of Inland Revenue Department (Te Tari Taake).
  • Chair of Invivo & Co Limited.
  • Chair of MTF Finance.
  • Chair of Riverton Dairies.
  • Chair of TSB Bank.
  • Shareholder of Signum Holdings.
  • Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
  • Justice of the Peace of New Zealand.

Kylie Clegg

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Kylie Clegg has a corporate legal background having specialised in mergers, acquisitions and corporate governance advice across a range of industries.

Her previous governance roles include Waitematā District Health Board, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand.

Kylie holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.

Current roles and general disclosure of interests:

  • Trustee and Beneficiary Trustee and Beneficiary of Mickyla Trust.
  • Member of the Waitematā Health New Zealand Capital Advisory Group.
  • Director of Napier Port.

Nicole Rosie

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Joining Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as Chief Executive in February 2020, Nicole Rosie believes transforming New Zealand’s road safety performance is critical to reducing harm to our people and to sustaining and accelerating New Zealand’s economic success.

Nicole has extensive CE and senior executive experience across both public and private sectors, working in transport and commercial sectors, for companies including Toll NZ, KiwiRail, Fonterra and most recently WorkSafe NZ. She has a wealth of knowledge in building systems that are resilient and safe as well as driving change in regulatory environments.

Nicole’s leadership approach has enabled her to successfully lead strategic change, develop high performing cultures and deliver operational excellence. She is a passionate New Zealander who cares deeply for the well-being of people.

Current roles and general disclosure of interests:

  • Chief Executive Officer of Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency Representative.
  • Director and shareholder of Puck Limited.
  • Steering group member of Construction Accord.
  • Previous Chief Executive of WorkSafe NZ.
  • Director of Auckland Light Rail Establishment Board.

Raveen Jaduram

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Raveen Jaduram is a dedicated infrastructure leader, with over 38 years of experience in the water environment and infrastructure and Bachelors, Honours and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering.

He has also held chief executive and senior roles in private and public sectors in Australia and in New Zealand, most recently Chief Executive of Watercare Services Limited. He has extensive experience in transforming organisations, creating customer value and contributing to community outcomes.

Current roles and general disclosure of interests:

  • Board Member of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission
  • Board member of the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia
  • Advisory Board member of the Institute of Strategic Leadership
  • Director of Jaduram Limited
  • Director of Jaduram Investments Limited
  • Director of JN Jaduram Corporation Pte Limited (Fiji)
  • Director of Jaduram Properties Pte Limited (Fiji)
  • Director of Mayim Limited.

Henare Clarke

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Henare Clarke is an experienced general manager with over 40 years’ experience in roading construction, road and infrastructure maintenance, and rail infrastructure, more than 30 of which were spent working across the Auckland region.

He is a past General Manager of Higgins Contractors, has held several general management roles at KiwiRail including General Manager Operations and Group General Manager, and spent nine years with Downer Construction in senior regional roles. Henare was on the Board of the Kaikoura Earthquake Rebuild and Not for Profit organisations.

Current roles and general disclosure of interests:

  • Consultant at Martinus Rail NZ
  • Consultant at Ministry for Social Development Trade Training (Carpentry)
  • Trustee at Somerville Intermediate

Councillor Andrew Baker

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Andy Baker is the Auckland Councillor for the Franklin Ward.

Andy has extensive governance experience having been the Chair of Franklin Local Board of Auckland Council for the 2010 – 2016, 2019 – 2022 terms (and serving as Deputy Chair 2016 – 2019). He previously Chaired Regional Civil Defence and Rural Fire Committees, was a Chair of the Auckland District Licensing Committee and involved in numerous community and sporting organisations.

Prior to becoming an elected member at Auckland Council, Andy worked across various industries and roles including as a Police Officer, dairy farmer, restaurateur, company director, Council road safety co-ordinator and emergency management (civil defence / rural fire) manager.

Councillor Chris Darby

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Councillor Chris Darby is a Councillor for the North Shore Ward. He is focused on public transport, urban regeneration and environmental issues. Chris has been a strong advocate for public transport, cycling and road safety throughout his 19 years as an elected representative. He has advocated for light rail to the North Shore and the elevation of ferry transport.

Councillor Darby chaired the Auckland Council Planning Committee (2016 – 2022) and is currently a council sponsor for the Auckland Light Rail (ALR) project, having been an inaugural director of the ALR Establishment Board. Prior to becoming an Auckland Councillor, he was chair of the Devonport – Takapuna Local Board (2010 -2013) and a North Shore City Councillor (2004 – 2010), where he was deputy chair of the Infrastructure Committee and North Shore City Council’s representative on the Regional Transport Committee and Northern Corridor Steering Group, overseeing the delivery of the Northern Busway.

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