Meet Our Executive Leadership Team
Zane returned to NZ with his wife of 16 years and 4 young children after being invited to join NZ Bus in 2008 from Royal Dutch Shell after more than twenty years offshore leading transformational programs across multiple sectors that included Banking and Finance, Technology, Pulp and Paper, Civil Construction, Food , Television, Logistics and Oil and Gas.
Zane’s keys to success have been his ability to reengineer & redirect organizational focus in delivery of sustainable performance outcomes , creation of environments within that set people up for success along with providing development opportunities for employees and fostering stakeholder relationships by establishing environments based on trust, involvement , engagement at all levels and delivering what he says he and his team will deliver.
“The challenge of delivering true partnership models where parties are aligned on objectives, value differences and leverage from respective areas of expertise to provide the best value outcomes for customers, shareholders, employees and stakeholders alike is what gets me out of bed each morning along with a clear recognition that people are my business and without them none of which we strive for is possible“
“It’s also important to have fun and not take yourself too seriously, life’s too short for that”
Scott joined NZ Bus in 2006 and was responsible for financial management, business technology, governance and risk management. In November 2011, Scott was appointed to the position of GM Strategy, where is now responsible for the delivery of major projects within the business. Prior to joining NZ Bus, Scott spent 9 years in the energy industry, where he held a number of senior commercial and financial roles within Vector and Natural Gas Corporation. He started his career with PWC in audit and advisory.
Rachel has been involved with NZ Bus since 2006. She currently holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer and is responsible for the business development and planning activities across our services and fleet. Prior to NZ Bus Rachel has worked for The Boston Consulting Group, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and HRL Morrison & Co in strategic consulting roles.
Shane McMahon | Chief Operating Officer
Shane has been with NZ Bus since 2009 and was General Manager of the North Star and NorthBus business units. In November 2011 Shane was appointed at Chief Operating Officer, and is focused on building a strong culture to deliver operational excellence. Prior to joining NZ Bus, Shane spent the last 10 years in the technology sector of New Zealand as Global Marketing & Business Development Manager at Navman and then General Manager at Fusion Electronics.
Darek Koper | GM Fleet
Darek joined NZ Bus in 2007 and was responsible for Southwest Business Units in Auckland, leading implementation of best practices and customer focus to deliver operational excellence across the Go West and Waka Pacific brands. Darek is currently General Manager Fleet where his responsible for the fleet across the business. Prior to joining NZ Bus Darek spend 12 years working in petroleum retailing with BP NZ Dealer Network where he held various operational management roles.
Glen Mitchell | Chief Information Officer
Glen Mitchell leads the Business Technology Services team based in the Halsey St Regional Office. Business Technology Services provides all information services to NZ Bus. Prior to joining the team at NZ Bus, Glen spent fifteen years in the electricity and IT industries in New Zealand and North America working in a variety of companies and roles.
Most recently Glen completed three years at Telecom New Zealand working in architecture and operational governance roles delivering technology services to Telecom and its customers. With a proven track record, Glen has extensive knowledge and experience in applying technology solutions to business problems across utility and telecommunications industries. Glen is supported by IS Operations and Transition Managers who manage both the daily delivery of services to the business as well as delivering changes to the IT environment through new projects and initiatives.
Carl Stratton | Chief Financial Officer
Carl Stratton leads the Finance Team at NZ Bus, with responsibilities for Financial Management, Governance, Procurement and Payroll. Carl has been with NZ Bus for four years and was appointed to the role of CFO in November 2011. Prior to joining NZ Bus, Carl was employed as a Manager in KPMG Wellington’s tax division.