Thursday, July 18, 2024

Former minister to lead NZTA

Former Transport Minister and CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber, Simon Bridges, has been appointed as the new Board Chair of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) for a three-year term.

Transport Minister, Simeon Brown said Mr Bridges brings extensive experience and knowledge in transport policy and governance to the role.

“He will have a strong focus on delivery and outcomes and ensure that NZTA is working to implement the Government Policy Statement on land transport, which will provide the infrastructure New Zealanders need,” Mr Brown said.

“Transport is a critical part of the Government’s plan for economic growth and productivity, and I look forward to working closely with Simon over the coming years to deliver the Government’s transport objectives. 

“I would like to thank Cassandra Crowley for stepping in as Acting Chair of the NZTA over the past three months. Her strong leadership, advice and support have been invaluable during this transitional period.”

Mr Bridges has been the CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber since 2022. Following a successful legal career, he was elected to Parliament in 2008, representing the Tauranga electorate until his retirement in 2022 (he is pictured in 2020).

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