Auckland Transport Names Kimpton as its New Chief Executive Officer

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Auckland Transport (AT) has named Dean Kimpton its new chief executive officer on a fixed-term agreement for 18 months starting April 3.

AT Chair Wayne Donnelly said the appointment of Kimpton reflects the Board’s commitment to addressing the Letter of Expectations and the need for a fundamental change in approach.

“Auckland Transport is at a critical moment in time, where we will need strong change leadership to overcome some immediate challenges, while also not losing a focus on the future,” Donnelly said in an announcement. The Board is confident that Dean brings the experience and strategic oversight needed to do that, and we are pleased to have someone of his calibre join us.

“Dean understands AT through his previous roles, and he has the specific skills that we are looking for to lead this fundamental change, and deliver the significant budget savings that Council has proposed,” Donnelly added. “The Board has elected for a fixed-term CEO, as he will need to come up to speed quickly and make some crucial decisions for the organisation. We are confident Dean is the right person to do that”.

Kimpton was previously the chief operating officer at Auckland Council, a board member for Infrastructure New Zealand and the managing director of the civil engineering firm AECOM.

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