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Gavin O'Connor appointed General Manager Transportation New Zealand


Stantec has promoted Gavin O’Connor to the role of General Manager Transportation New Zealand. Following a successful tenure as Central Region Manager, O’Connor will define and implement the strategies that will drive the future of transportation infrastructure and advance communities across New Zealand, today and tomorrow. He has over 12 years’ experience in Traffic and Transport Engineering and Planning, including more than seven years with Stantec.  

"We identified Gavin’s leadership talent early on," said David Bell, head of transportation across Australia and New Zealand. "His proven track record in managing projects is underpinned by his passion to develop individuals and teams so they are not only challenged and supported but given the freedom to succeed." 

During his career, O’Connor has worked in the United Kingdom developing transport strategies and policies in relation to development control in addition to assessing complex transport assessments and planning proposals. Since moving to New Zealand and joining Stantec, O’Connor’s work has taken him from developing asset management plans for local governments and performing transport assessments for private clients to designing and implementing road safety and traffic engineering schemes. 

As General Manager, O’Connor is at the forefront of Stantec’s firm commitment to New Zealand: "We are the community," he said. "We live within the community and we deliver for the community so we understand local needs and aspirations. We deliver great, quality projects for our local clients, in our local regions, using our local resources."

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