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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.

Transport Services

Mark Lambert - Chief Transport Services Officer.

Business Technology Division

Roger Jones - Chief Technology Officer.

Communications and Corporate Relations Division

Wally Thomas - Chief Stakeholder Relationships Officer.

Finance Division

Richard Morris - Chief Financial Officer.

Infrastructure Division 

Greg Edmonds - Chief Infrastructure Officer.

People and Safety Division

Simon Harvey - Chief People Officer.

Strategy Division

Cynthia Gillespie - Chief Strategy Officer. 

Transport Operations Division

Andrew Allen - Chief Transport Operations Manager.


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