The chief executive of the NZ Transport Agency reports to the NZ Transport Agency Board. The board is appointed by the Minister of Transport and is responsible for making independent decisions on allocating and investing funds from the National Land Transport Fund. It publishes its planned programme of investment every three years in the National Land Transport Programme.
Find out more about the National Land Transport Programme
The Minister of Transport can appoint up to eight members to the board. Current members are listed below.
Chris Moller (Wellington), Chair
Chris is a non-executive director who chairs the boards of Meridian Energy Ltd and SKYCITY Entertainment Group Ltd. He is also a director of Westpac New Zealand Ltd. He was previously Chief Executive of the New Zealand Rugby Union, Deputy Chief Executive of Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd, and a director of a range of joint venture and subsidiary organisations within the New Zealand dairy industry, both domestically and internationally.
Dame Patsy Reddy (Wellington), Deputy Chair
Dame Patsy is a non-executive director and a qualified lawyer. She is Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission and Education Payroll Ltd and is a director of Payments NZ Ltd and Active Equity Holdings Ltd. She is a chief Crown negotiator for Treaty of Waitangi settlements and a lead reviewer for the Performance Improvement Framework for the State Services Commission. Her previous directorships include Telecom Corporation of NZ Ltd, SKYCITY Entertainment Group Ltd, New Zealand Post and Air New Zealand Ltd.
Gill is a chartered accountant and non-executive director. He chairs MainPower NZ Ltd, Transwaste Canterbury Ltd and Ngāi Tahu Farming Ltd. He is also a director of a number of privately held companies involved in various industries including manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, infrastructure, property development, medical services, and fishing. Gill is a member of the CERA Community Forum in Christchurch and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Advisory Board.
Tony is a professional civil engineer, project management consultant and former General Manager at Fletcher Construction. Tony was the inaugural Chancellor of AUT University and a director of Infrastructure Auckland. He is currently Vice Chair of Habitat for Humanity in New Zealand and Chair of the New Zealand Housing Foundation. He is a director of Watercare Services Limited. Tony is the Group Director Estates at AUT University as well as a Senior Research Fellow in the AUT School of Construction Management. Tony is a member of the Ministry of Health’s Hospitals Redevelopment Partnership Group for Canterbury hospitals. In March 2015, Tony was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers.
Mark Oldfield (Christchurch)
Mark is a director of Brenchley Farms Ltd in South Canterbury. He has over 30 years of experience working with businesses and communities in the Canterbury Region. He also has interests in Nelson/Tasman and Queenstown. From 1997 to 2010 he was a member of the Canterbury Regional Council (including Regional Land Transport, Public Passenger Transport and Road Safety committees). Mark has been a board member and Vice President of the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce as well as a board member of the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority from 2010 to 2014.
Jerry is a chartered accountant and professional director. Jerry currently chairs the boards of HG Leach Ltd, Tidd Ross Todd Ltd, Spectrum Dairies Ltd and is a director of Power Farming Holdings Ltd. He was a member of Telecom’s Independent Oversight Group. He has chaired the boards of Waikato Regional Airport Ltd, Waikato District Health Board, Innovation Waikato Ltd and EziBuy Holdings Ltd.
Nick Rogers is a geotechnical specialist with expertise in land stability, foundation support and natural disaster assessment. He has over 34 years’ experience on major infrastructure projects and in conducting land damage assessments for the Earthquake Commission in New Zealand. He has also worked on projects across the Asia-Pacific region. Nick has been a director for Tonkin and Taylor, and the international development consulting firm ANZDEC. Nick was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for his services in natural disaster assessment throughout New Zealand, and in the recovery work in Christchurch during and after the Canterbury earthquakes.
Adrienne Young-Cooper (Auckland)
Adrienne is a businesswoman, professional director and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She has a 30-year career in resource management and planning – specialising in spatial planning, metropolitan growth and management (including infrastructure planning and large projects). Adrienne was the Deputy Chair of Auckland Regional Transport Authority (now Auckland Transport) and was a board member of Maritime New Zealand until 2011. Her experience and contribution in transport governance is extensive. She was Deputy Chair of Auckland Waterfront Development Agency Limited (Waterfront Auckland). She is Deputy Chair of Housing New Zealand Corporation and Chair of the Hobsonville Land Company Limited. She also serves on several charitable trusts.
The board has three committees:
- Investment and Operations Board Committee
- Audit, Risk and Assurance Board Committee
- Remuneration and Human Resources Board Committee.
The board meets monthly from February to December, and board committees meet every two to three months.
View the schedule of board and committee meetings in 2015
View the schedule of board and committee meetings in 2016
Minutes of board meetings are published in the month following the meeting.
Read the minutes of past meetings
Find out about the board's recent investment decisions