Following Nick Leggett’s departure to Infrastructure New Zealand at the end of April, Dom Kalasih becomes the Interim Chief Executive of Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand. Board Chair Warwick Wilshier says “Dom is passionate about road transport and his General Manager role over the last 15 months here will mean a relatively easy transition. His experience and extensive understanding of the sector will ensure Transporting New Zealand continue bringing value to the sector.”

Dom has a diverse career in road transport and particularly the heavy freight side, including nearly a decade at what is now Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, a few years at the Ministry of Transport as Heavy Vehicle Safety Advisor and over a decade at Z Energy with several roles in areas including logistics, business development and health and safety.

Dom’s voluntary roles include Immediate Past President of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers NZ, member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and Board member and Officer of the International Forum for Heavy Vehicle Transport & Technology. Dom’s broad understanding across heavy transport matters is demonstrated by him co-authoring and presenting papers internationally on matters including increased vehicle productivity, fuel efficiency and performance-based standards.

Dom says “I’m looking forward to playing a bigger leadership role navigating our way through the many complex challenges our industry is facing, both current and future“

For further information, contact Dom Kalasih, Interim chief executive, Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand, 027 441 4309.