Global engineering and infrastructure advisory firm, Aurecon, has appointed New Zealand-based Mieszko Iwaskow as its Transport Planning Leader.
“The design of transport systems, and ensuring they integrate with other social and transport infrastructure, is an increasingly complex process which has been significantly disrupted by emerging technologies, unprecedented growth in urban environments and changing expectations of user experience,” said Managing Director of Infrastructure at Aurecon, Ben Stapleton.
“[Iwaskow] will continue with our focus of partnering with clients to shape innovative transport planning that is centred on building local communities and economies through improved connectivity of people, places and goods,” said Stapleton.
Commenting that transport is currently in a period of revolution not seen since the start of automobile mass production in the early 1900s, Iwaskow said the fusion of emerging new technologies and digital services with transport planning gives unprecedented opportunity to advance how we grow cities and provide transport choices to people.
“This is a particularly exciting period and I am delighted to join the Aurecon team to help build on some of their cutting-edge thinking and be a part of shaping future transport solutions and innovations,” Iwaskow said.
“Having spent the last ten years working in the client sector with New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), I am able to bring some great insights to support Aurecon’s client offering.”
Iwaskow’s experience in transport planning and delivery leadership roles with the NZTA included periods leading both the Transport Planning and Project Delivery teams for Auckland and Northland alongside other National and Project Board roles.
While with NZTA, Iwaskow also spent a year embedded in the Well-Connected Alliance for the recently opened €1.3 billion Waterview Tunnels project and subsequently led the Transport Agency team responsible for some of the associated Western Ring Route Projects.