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Auckland Transport

Executive team

Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of Auckland Transport is Dr. David Warburton.

David Warburton has extensive senior management experience leading large organisations in New Zealand and Australia.

Most recently this includes chief executive of CPG (part of Downer EDI), and chief executive of Whanganui District Council. Dr. Warburton was appointed chief executive of Auckland Transport at its formation in 2010.

He holds a doctorate in environmental engineering from Massey University where he has also held senior lecturer positions and was an Associate Professor and Research Fellow at the University of Illinois (United States).

He has also held a number of other senior management roles in the forestry, packaging, property development and retail sectors. Dr. Warburton is a current member of the Whanganui District Health Board.


Executive team

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

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. David Warburton heads the executive team.

AT Metro Division

Mark Lambert - Chief AT Metro Officer.

Business Technology Division

Roger Jones - Chief Technology Officer.

Communications and Corporate Relations Division

Wally Thomas - Chief Stakeholder Relations Officer.

City Rail Link Project

Chris Meale - Project Director.

Finance Division

Richard Morris - Chief Financial Officer.

Infrastructure Division 

Greg Edmonds - Chief Infrastructure Officer.

Investment Division

Claire Stewart - Chief Investment Officer.

People, Safety & Contact Division

Simon Harvey - Chief People Officer.

Strategy and Development Division

Cynthia Gillespie - Chief Strategy and Development Officer. 

Transport Operations Division

Andrew Allen - Chief Transport Operations Manager.


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