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  • Event Speaker

    Brent Johnston

    Acting Deputy Chief Executive System Strategy and Investment
    Te Manatu Waka Ministry of Transport

    Brent leads the System Strategy and Investment Group at Te Manatū Waka which advises government on system-level transport strategy and outcomes.
    The System Strategy and Investment Group provides advice on, and some management of, transport infrastructure planning, funding and investment. The group connects this with other functions, and broader and place-based programmes that include or intersect with the transport outcomes.
    Brent brings considerable experience in leadership, strategic planning and regulatory policy through his 14 year tenure at Te Manatū Waka, having held leadership roles in land transport safety and public transport policy, including the development of Road to Zero and led work on behalf of the Border Executive Board to mandate vaccines for border workers.