Dr Rick Boven is chair of both the reference group and the consensus working group.
He has significant commercial experience, including leading many strategy projects for transport and infrastructure companies in New Zealand and internationally. He has experience working with Australian and New Zealand central and local governments, on economic and commercial strategies, infrastructure, regulation and organisation topics.
Rick's boardroom experience includes being a director of ASB Bank, Sovereign Insurance and of several international technology companies, and he is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Rick has experience of collaborative multi-stakeholder processes via participation in an investigation of greenhouse gas emission reduction technologies and policies, and from being a member of the Independent Review Panel for the Tai Timu Tai Pari - Sea Change project.
His qualifications include an MA in psychology, an MBA and a PhD in environment management.