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NZ Transport Agency announces head of light rail appointment

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The NZ Transport Agency has appointed Carl Devlin to lead the country’s largest infrastructure project, Auckland Light Rail.

Announcing the Head of Light Rail appointment Transport Agency Chairman Michael Stiassny said Mr Devlin would bring extensive infrastructure expertise to develop world-class light rail for Auckland.

Mr Devlin has led multi-billion pound investments in major infrastructure projects involving government organisations, local authorities, shareholders, suppliers and investors including a £5+ billion sub-surface railway upgrade for Transport for London.

He has previously held senior leadership roles with Horizon Nuclear Power, Laing O’Rourke, Transport for London, BAA and Bechtel Infrastructure – all in the UK.

“I look forward to welcoming Mr Devlin to New Zealand and working with him on the programme to provide light rail between the city centre and Māngere, and to Auckland’s northwest over the next 10 years,” Mr Stiassny said.

Mr Devlin will begin work in Auckland in February.

The NZ Transport Agency is leading the development of the Auckland Light Rail programme with the support of partners, Auckland Council (AC), Auckland Transport (AT) and HLC.

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