Senior Transportation Consultant
Commute Transportation Specialists
Ida is a Senior Transportation Consultant with Commute Transportation Specialists in Auckland. Graduating from Auckland University with a B.E. (Hons) in Civil Engineering, she has built a career spanning almost 20 years within the transport sector. Ida is a Member of Engineering New Zealand and also holds a CPEng qualification.
Over the last year, Ida has acted as Business Case Author for a number of business cases for the Transport Agency. This, together with her Better Business Case practitioner qualification demonstrates her understanding of the business case approach and how it can be best applied to transport infrastructure projects.
Ida has acted as an expert witness for the Transport Agency for a number of significantly sized land use developments across the Auckland and Northland regions. This experience has given her an appreciation of the importance of a robust evidence base and the ability to deliver a coherent argument in a pressure environment.
Ida is the first female president elected by ACENZ and was elected by ACENZ due to her enthusiastic commitment and fresh new ideas which were imminent during her tenure as an ACENZ Regional Chair. Ida quickly brought a new vitality to ACENZ strategic focus through more engagement with membership young professionals and encouraging diversity in ACENZ member firms.