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Kane Patena
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Kane Patena

New Zealand Transport Agency / Waka Kotahi

General manager, regulatory services

  • Appointed April 2019.
  • Previously Wellington City Council’s director of strategy and governance.
  • Extensive regulatory experience in both public and private sectors.
  • Former crown prosecutor and partner at law firm Meredith Connell.
  • Former NZ Compliance Practitioner of the Year.


Meredith Connell
Jan 2011 - Apr 2016
Wellington City Council
Director Strategy and Governance
Apr 2016 - Apr 2019
New Zealand Transport Agency / Waka Kotahi
Director of Land Transport, General Manager Regulatory Services
Apr 2019 - Present
Apr 2020 - Present

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