Ross Copland
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Ross Copland

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission / Te Waihanga

Chief executive

  • Background in design, procurement, financing, and delivery of infrastructure as an engineer, asset manager and chief executive.
  • Has worked in commercial construction and property on both sides of the Tasman.
  • Former national operations manager for Westfield.
  • Returned to NZ to pursue a career developing tourism infrastructure.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with first class honours, a BCom and an MBA.


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Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager
Apr 2013 - Oct 2016
Zero Harm Farm
Jan 2015 - Present
Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL Ltd)
Chief Executive
Oct 2016 - Oct 2019
Remarkables Park ltd.
Chief Executive, Advisory Board Member
Jan 2019 - Jun 2020
New Zealand Infrastructure Commission / Te Waihanga
Chief Executive
Jun 2020 - Present

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