Nicole Rosie has a 20 year executive career at Board, CE and Senior Executive Level across the public and private sector. She has passion for roles that link care for people with economic outcomes having deep experience in transformative change, systems thinking, high-risk regulated industries and health. safety and environment.
Joining Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as Chief Executive in February 2020, she brought with her more than two decades of CE and senior executive experience across the public and private sectors, including leadership roles at Toll NZ, KiwiRail, Vector, Fonterra and three years as CE of Worksafe.
She has currently holds a number of governance roles being a Director of Auckland Transport and The Establishment Unit for Light Rail Auckland, and a Steering committee member of the New Zealand Construction Accord and Lets Get Wellington Moving.
Originally from Gisborne, Nicole studied at the University of Otago and University of Auckland having a First Class Masters in Law and Undergraduate Degrees in Law and Arts. In 2002 she and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the USA to undertake a Masters of Public Health at Harvard.
Nicole has been a nationally ranked tennis player and is a mother of four teenagers. She is passionate about making a difference and sees the land transport system and the critical roles Waka Kotahi plays across infrastructure, climate change and mode shift, regulation and safety as being at the heart of a successful New Zealand.