WERNER PRETORIUS (CHAIR)
Werner is a Principal Transport Planner with AECOM New Zealand. He helps city planners, policymakers, investors and decision-makers orchestrate the future of transport. He uses his expertise to diagnose city-wide problems and develop treatments to deliver better outcomes. Which often translate to infrastructure advisory, transport system design or developing policies to foster liveable cities.
He is a chartered Civil Engineer and Transport Planner by training with 11 years of sound professional experience in Transport System Planning, Developing Complex Data Solutions, Strategic Planning & Transport Modelling, Business Case Development, Cross-Sector Planning, Traffic Engineering, Integrated Land Use & Transport Planning, and Transit-Oriented Development He has worked as Lead/Senior Consultant on various high profile projects, working with a variety of public and private sector clients in Africa, Europe and New Zealand.
Notable projects are Heathrow Expansion, City Rail Link, Supporting Growth Alliance, East West Rail (Cambridge to Oxford), Highways England Major Projects, Quietway Cycling (TfL) and MyCiti Transit System.
Simon is an actuary with over 20 years’ experience, 17 years of with Aon with three years with Mercer. He also has a depth of international experience, having worked in the United Kingdom, South Korea and Hong Kong before moving to New Zealand. Simon holds a degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics from the University of Warwick and is a Fellow of the United Kingdom Institute of Actuaries and New Zealand Society of Actuaries.
He is currently the Manager of Retirement and Financial Management at Aon New Zealand. As part of his role he leads the Retirement and Investment line of business, provides actuarial advice to a wide range of clients including corporations, insurers, superannuation schemes, public organisations and not for profits . Simon also provides advice and support to the Aon KiwiSaver Scheme and Aon Master Trust. He also Chairs the Aon New Zealand Retirement and Investment Committee. At Mercer, Simon was responsible for leading the retirement business, including overseeing both consulting and pension administration functions in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
Jerry a Director of Infrastructure Strategy and Economics and prior to this he was a Senior Associate and Transport Specialist at Beca. Jerry has over 15 years specialised in transport planning, business case development, road safety analysis and management consulting experience across New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and the Asia Pacific. He has a strong background in infrastructure economics, policy development, strategic planning, financial analysis and risk management.
Some of his notable experience includes:
Team Leader for the Asian Development Bank funded Fiji Transport Sector Management and Planning (2014-2016), where he prepared a sector assessment and “road map” for future actions in land and maritime transport policy, institutional roles and capacity development.
Jerry also led the preparation of Government policy documents and a 20 year infrastructure investment plan for land (including road safety) and maritime sectors.
He was a key author for the Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA) Active Modes Health Benefit Framework Review (2019-2020), where the economic values were updated and incorporated into the NZTA’s economic evaluation manual for use in project evaluation.
Outside of work, Jerry is a proud father to two young kids and he is also an avid cyclist. Jerry is also highly passionate about road safety and hopes that one day every journey is safe and sustainable.
Marisca is the General Manager of General Manager: Regulatory and Sustainability at Alpine Energy Group. Prior to this Marisca was the Senior Manager in the Assurance team at PwC New Zealand, specialising in external audits. She moved to New Zealand in 2017, after having worked in Canada and South Africa.
Marisca has extensive experience in risk assessment and risk management, regulatory compliance and technical accounting across a wide range of sectors. Marisca is a Chartered Accountant, registered with both SAICA and CPA Australia and holds a Masters Degree in Taxation.
She is passionate about people and the community and strives to have a positive impact on all people who cross her path.
Raylene has been involved since the inception of the Trust in 2010 and also serves as Treasurer. Raylene has a strong financial background having worked in the banking sector for over 25 years. Raylene is a well respected Trustee.
It is a privilege to acknowledge her commitment and service to the Trust over the past twelve years.
SARAH DEAN (FOUNDER AND PATRON)
Sarah has now retired from the Trust but is immensely proud of its achievements to date. With her 12 years within the Trust she has gifted her time pro bono and served as the Board Chair (2019 – 2021) and Trustee (2021-2022). In 2016 she founded the Road Accident Remembrance Day and in 2017 the Canterbury Road Trauma Awards and was the inaugural Chair (2017 – 2019). Since 2018 Sarah lead the Trust’s new structure and in 2020 the appointment of new Board, Strategic Plan and formal re-brand to support the Trust to enhance its service offerings to continue to provide for the unmet needs in our community. In 2021 Sarah led the New Zealand Road Safety, Emergency Response and Healthcare Awards. Sarah will continue to serve on the New Zealand Road Safety, Emergency Response and Healthcare Awards Executive Committee.
Sarah has a diverse background in both the commercial, local and central government sectors in New Zealand and Australia. In the infancy of her career Sarah worked in the economic development unit of the Canterbury Development Corporation. During that time she formed a strong interest in social economics and the development of human capital. At that time, she was involved in one serious and near fatal car crash at 20 years of age, followed by a further moderate car crash ten months later. She sustained injuries from both crashes (and is now well recovered).
Sarah has a varied commercial background ranging from commercial insurance brokering to private enterprise. Some of her more recent accomplishments in Sydney, Australia include part ownership specialised physiotherapy clinics treating numerous patients ranging from Olympian athletes to those that suffer from chronic pain, many of which had been in motor vehicle crashes. Sarah has qualifications in GMP in the veterinary medicine and agricultural sector. In this sector she has worked in Regulatory Affairs in which her role including overseeing trademark litigation, compliance auditing, pharmaceutical product registration and intellectual property in numerous countries including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Myanmar and Australia.
Sarah is pleased to continue to support the Trust. Sarah credits the many wonderful stakeholders and industry professionals who have supported her during her time and has felt privileged to have engage with and serve those deeply impacted in the community. Sarah’s future aspirations for the Trust is that it continues to provide meaningful impact to our community through professional training and education for industry professionals and supporting those deeply impacted by road trauma.