Jennifer Hart

Alliance Director (Acting) Auckland Motorways | Principal and Technical Director Port & Coastal, Beca Ltd

I’m presently the Alliance Director (Acting) for Auckland Motorways. This is a 10-year alliance between the motorway asset owner, contractors and professional services participants (the New Zealand Transport Agency, Fulton Hogan, Armitage, WSP-Opus, Beca and Resolve Group). I’m responsible for the overall performance and delivery of maintenance and operations services, both physical works and associated professional services, by the Alliance.

I’m also a Principal and Technical Director at Beca Ltd, responsible for leading professional services projects in the infrastructure sector, with a specialisation in the ports and coastal area. I have over 20 years’ experience in the industry, working with clients including the New Zealand Transport Agency, Ports of Auckland Ltd, Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Transport, Port Otago Ltd, Port Marlborough NZ and the UK Environment Agency.

My technical background is in transport and coastal infrastructure, with experience in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Pacific Islands. Working alongside partners and clients in a trusted advisor role has been a key focus.

Notable projects which I’ve recently been responsible for include the Auckland Motorway Alliance and, with Beca, the technical services for the America’s Cup 2021 consent application, a confidential maritime resilience project and a greenfields export port. Prior to this, I’ve also held both Section Manager and Market Segment Leader positions at Beca, alongside technical project work. Delivery at project, business plan and strategy levels has been a hallmark of my roles to date.

With a background in both capital projects and maintenance/renewals, I have an active interest in innovation, and in the quality and reliability of materials. These are important both here in NZ and in international markets. HERA plays a central role in these areas through its research & development and certification & verification services. It’s a privilege to be able to support HERA through serving on the Executive Board.