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Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of Auckland Transport is Shane Ellison, a returning New Zealander with whakapapa linking him to the iwi of Ngai Tahu and Te Ati Awa. 

Shane Ellison has more than 20 years of global experience in senior leadership roles across the transport and infrastructure sectors in complex commercial, political and organisational environments.

Since 2011, Mr Ellison has held a number of senior executive roles in Transdev Australasia, including being the senior executive responsible for the delivery of Transdev’s operations across ferry, bus and light rail in New South Wales and Queensland.

In those roles, Mr Ellison was instrumental in delivering exceptional customer experience, workplace safety and patronage outcomes.

Prior to 2011 Mr Ellison was located in Paris with Transdev where he was responsible for global corporate development and innovation, playing a key leadership role in large transport infrastructure projects in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.


Executive team

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

Chief Executive Officer

Shane Ellison heads the executive team, and can be reached at chief.executive@at.govt.nz

Integrated Networks

Mark Lambert - Executive General Manager Integrated Networks

Business Technology Division

Roger Jones - Executive General Manager Business Technology

Customer Experience

Vanessa Ellis - Executive General Manager Customer Experience

Stakeholder, Communities & Communication Division

Wally Thomas - Executive General Manager Stakeholder, Communities & Communication

Finance Division

Mark Laing - Executive General Manager Finance

Culture & Transformation Division

Karen Lysaght - Acting Executive General Manager Culture & Transformation

Planning & Investment Division

Cynthia Gillespie - Executive General Manager Planning & Investment

Service Delivery Division

Andrew Allen - Executive General Manager Service Delivery

Risk & Assurance

Rodger Murphy - Executive General Manager Risk & Assurance


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