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Vanessa Matakatea

General Manager Safety and Wellbeing

​Vanessa joined Ports of Auckland as Senior Manager – Safety and Wellbeing in January 2021 and quickly made an impact by creating a positive culture that empowers a 'one port' approach to Safety and Wellbeing. This transformational change led Vanessa into the role of General Manager – Safety and Wellbeing in November 2021, where she continues to develop and execute strategy, build positive relationships with staff, unions, PCBUs and strategic partners, working towards a continuously improving safe and healthy workplace. 

Vanessa is a people leader, first and foremost, and brings to Ports of Auckland her years of experience from the telecommunications and construction industries.