Senior Manager, Road Safety, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, NZ
Fabian is Senior Manager Road Safety for the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. In this role, Fabian is responsible for leading and influencing a step change in New Zealand’s road safety performance. This includes driving an increased understanding and implementation of the Safe System approach and establishing a clear strategic direction for the Agency’s road safety function. In previous roles, Fabian has helped lead and shape new national road safety strategy and policy development, implementation of national road safety programmes and research on new initiatives to improve road safety performance in New Zealand. Fabian led the Transport Agency’s input to the Road to Zero (2020-2030) strategy during its development and is now responsible for leading the delivery of key actions allocated to the Agency under the Road to Zero Action Plan (2020-2022).
Fabian has international experience in developing and implementing Safe System strategic programmes, particulary in the roads and roadsides area. Fabian previously worked as Road Safety Advisor at the Public Works Authority in Qatar, working with key government agencies to develop Qatar’s National Road Safety Strategy and providing advice on the implementation and monitoring of key road safety initiatives. Fabian has previously worked in New Zealand as the National Traffic & Safety Manager at the NZ Transport Agency. He has also worked in various road safety and forensic crash investigation roles at companies including the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the UK Transport Research Laboratory (TRL).
Fabian has written numerous published technical papers and presented internationally on road safety and forensic crash investigation and is an experienced practitioner on the Safe System approach to road safety.