Waka Kotahi: improving the future of NZ transport

05 Dec 2023
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Waka Kotahi: improving the future of NZ transport

05 Dec 2023
About the speaker
  • Nicole Rosie has had a 20-year executive career at Board, CE and Senior Executive level across the public and private sector including leadership roles at Toll NZ, KiwiRail, Vector, Fonterra and Worksafe. She joined Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as Chief Executive in 2020. Nicole has a Master of Laws degree and was a Fulbright Scholar, undertaking a Master of Public Health degree at Harvard. She is passionate about making a difference and sees the land transport system and the critical roles Waka Kotahi plays across infrastructure, climate change and mode shift, regulation and safety as being at the heart of a successful New Zealand.

Key takeaways

Waka Kotahi is leading a boost in rail projects, investing in both commuter and freight rail initiatives nationwide.

Waka Kotahi collaborates with KiwiRail and local governments to create a 30-year vision that seamlessly integrates rail networks with other transportation modes.

Waka Kotahi tackles the financial hurdles of rail projects and stresses collaboration with various partners to develop a unified National Land Transport Plan for New Zealand.