Director, Regional Transport Connections

The mighty Waikato: caring for our place, empowering our people
Waikato mārohirohi: Manaaki whenua, whakamana tangata.
Work with us for a Waikato region that has a healthy environment, strong economy and vibrant communities.

  • High-profile council.
  • High growth and development region.
  • An opportunity to contribute innovative thinking to enhance services.

The Waikato Regional Council covers 20% of the North Island, ranging from Auckland’s border to Mt Ruapehu, including the Coromandel, western coastline, Lake Taupo and New Zealand’s fourth largest city, Hamilton.  Rich in natural resources and opportunity, this fast-growing region is a significant part of New Zealand’s economic engine, with major transport routes for freight and logistics. The regional council, in partnership with iwi, local government and numerous other stakeholders, manages complex issues that include natural resource management, transport and infrastructure to ensure sustainable development and make the region a better place to live.  Council is seeking interest from candidates for this executive leadership position.

This newly created Director, Regional Transport Connections position will knit together the existing transport service delivery and policy teams in a new group. Transport is a strategic priority for the council as we transition to a low-emissions economy and support the needs of a rapidly growing city and region. Functions will include delivery and planning for public transport improvement and growth, new services including rail and systems to enable freight movement through the region and to export ports in neighbouring regions. It will be important for this person to have a strong transport/infrastructure background that includes service delivery and/or policy, as well as an ability to engage and influence at local and central government levels.

We are seeking interest from candidates who have proven senior leadership experience in government or other sectors. You must be politically astute and have a genuine commitment to te ao Māori and a Te Tiriti partnership approach.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Thursday, 8 April 2021
FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Simon Boyes or David Hollander on 04 550 8000

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