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.
Fran Wilde (Wellington), Deputy Chair
Fran is a non-executive director who chairs the Remuneration Authority and is a director of other enterprises. Fran was previously a Cabinet Minister, Mayor of Wellington and Chair of the Wellington Regional Council. She was CEO of the NZ Trade Development Board, has chaired Housing NZ Ltd, Wellington Waterfront Ltd, the Food Safety Advisory Board and the NZ International Arts Festival and has been a director on other diverse companies – listed, privately held and government owned. Fran also chaired the government’s Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Infrastructure Efficiency.
Nick Rogers (Auckland)
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 Young-Cooper is a businesswoman, full time professional director and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She had 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 the Auckland Regional Transport Authority and was a Board member of Maritime New Zealand. Her experience and contribution in transport governance is extensive. She also served as Deputy Chair of Waterfront Auckland. She is Chair of Housing New Zealand Corporation and a Director of the Hobsonville Land Company Limited. She also serves on several charitable trusts. Adrienne is based in Auckland and Wellington and has family ties to Taranaki.
Chris Ellis (Auckland)
Chris’s background spans the manufacturing, heavy construction and engineering sectors. He is currently chairman of Energyworks Holdings Ltd, and Highway Group Ltd and serves on the board of directors of Worksafe New Zealand and Horizon Energy Ltd. He has held CEO roles with Brightwater Group, and prior to that at Fletcher Building Ltd where he was Chief Executive of the Building Products Division. Earlier he held general management roles in Winstone Aggregates and Fletcher Construction.
Chris has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Canterbury and a Masters degree (Engineering Science and Management) from Stanford University in California.
Leo Lonergan (Wellington)
Leo Lonergan returned to New Zealand in 2013 after a 36-year career with Chevron Corporation including executive assignments in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He was elected an Officer of Chevron in 2005 and most recently led Chevron’s worldwide procurement and supply chain organizations with a team of 5000 people and global spend of $US 50 billion dollars per year.
Gill Cox (Christchurch)
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. Gill is currently Chair of the Committee for Canterbury.
Mark Oldfield (Timaru)
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 Christchurch, 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.
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