James Smith

GM Policy & Advocacy - National Road Carriers (Inc)

James started his career in transport as a management cadet for New Zealand Government Railways in 1982 and spent until 1995 working in a variety of roles within their freight division through the transition to State Owned Enterprise and Privatisation in 1993.

Departing Rail in 1995 James moved into Road Transport. First joining the NRC team in 1998 until leaving in 2011 to take up leadership rolls at Toll and Halls.

James returned to NRC in 2021 and is tasked with improving the Policy and Regulatory settings for our industry.