Richard Aitken

Richard Aitken

Director, Transpower Limited & Te Pūnaha Matatini Advisory Board Chair

 

Richard graduated from the University of Auckland in civil/structural engineering. After the ‘obligatory overseas experience’ he embarked on a 50-year career journey with Beca, which included being Chief Executive 2000-2009, Executive Chairman 2009-2017. Richard is now a consultant to Beca and no longer involved in its operational activities.

Richard has held a number of external directorships: Trustpower Limited 2010-2019, Panuku Development Auckland Limited, director from 2015 and chair 2016-2018, Director of the Waterview Project Alliance board from 2011 and Chair from 2015 to completion, member of the Trust Board of the Power Engineering Excellence Trust, University of Canterbury 2002 to 2014 and Chair of the Construction Strategy Group from 2010 to 2015. Currently he is a director of Transpower Limited.