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Source: Auckland Council

Auckland Council has appointed Raveen Jaduram and Henare Clarke to the board of Auckland Transport.

When looking for directors, the council sought candidates that would assist the board with experience from within the transport sector, experience in organisation transformation and culture change, strong commercial acumen and experience in implementing innovative technologies for the transport sector.

Councillor Hon. Chris Fletcher QSO chaired the selection panel, representing the Performance and Appointments Committee and she welcomes the new appointments.

“With the appointment of Raveen and Henare, Auckland Council is ensuring that our transport board has strong and relevant skills that will enable the organisation to improve our delivery for Aucklanders.

“These appointments bring commercial nous, a customer-first ethos, with first hand understanding of the delivery and management of our transport assets.”

The council would also like to thank AT board directors Abbie Reynolds and Darren Linton for their service and commitment during their terms, as they step back from the AT board from 1 June 2023.

“We are grateful for the direction, advice and support Abbie and Darren have provided the board, the organisation, and the wider Auckland Council whānau, and wish them the very best for the future,” says Cr Christine Fletcher.

The appointments were approved by the Performance and Appointments committee in April. The committee is responsible for all appointments to the boards of council-controlled organisations, in accordance with the council’s Appointment and Remuneration Policy for Board Members and the Local Government Act.

About Raveen Jaduram

Raveen is a dedicated infrastructure leader, with over 38 years of experience in the water environment and infrastructure. He has Bachelors, Honours and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering. He has completed several post-graduate leadership and management programmes, including those from Stanford University, INSEAD, Macquarie University and the Institute of Strategic Leadership. He is a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand, Life Member of Water New Zealand and member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand.

Raveen is currently on the boards of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Hynds Limited and Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia. He is a past director of Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited, Wellington Water Limited, Water Services Association of Australia and The Committee for Auckland.

Raveen is past President of Water New Zealand, Chair of the NZ water sector Senior Executives Forum and Chair of the Infrastructure Research Centre at the University of Auckland. He has held chief executive and senior roles in private and public sectors in Australia and in New Zealand. Most recently, he was Chief Executive of Watercare Services Limited. He led the corporatisation of Manukau Water Limited in 2006 and was its first and only chief executive. He led the integration of the eight water entities into Watercare as part of the amalgamation of Auckland councils in 2010. He has extensive experience in transforming organisations, creating customer value and contributing to community outcomes.

About Henare Clarke

Henare Clarke is an experienced General manager having over 40 years’ experience and Roading construction, road and Infrastructure maintenance, and Rail Infrastructure

He has had senior roles in Higgins Contractors as their General Manager, COO and Exec General Manager in KiwiRail, and Senior Regional roles in Downer Construction

He has extensive experience in working in the Auckland Transport region with over 30 years working and managing the roading and Infrastructure network inside contracting businesses.

He has held Board roles on the Kaikoura Earthquake Rebuild and also Not for Profit organisations.