Guest speaker on April 24 is Jim Harland, Regional Director Southern of the NZ Transport Agency, a Crown entity works with local government on planning and investing in an integrated transport system; builds, maintains and operates the state highway network, provides driver licences and motor vehicle registration, and regulates transport operators.
Jim joined the Transport Agency in February 2011 after 11 years as Chief Executive of Dunedin City Council. Before this he held senior roles in local government and the private sector, specialising in strategic thinking and change management. He was a tourism consultant for a number of years and initiated a tourism planning course at Auckland University. The World Health Organisation has used Jim’s expertise in understanding and leading communities on several occasions to further their Healthy Cities Initiative.
He holds a Masters (Hons) in town planning, a diploma in town planning from Auckland University and a BA in geography from the University of Canterbury. He is also a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and the New Zealand Planning Institute.
Time: 12:30 pm, Monday 24th April 2017.
Keynote Topic: The Business of the New Zealand Transport Agency