Governance

MOTAT is governed by a ten member board and managed by a Chief Executive and Senior Management Team.

MOTAT’s journey began in 1964 and it became an independent statutory entity by virtue of the MOTAT Act in 2000 which sets out its statutory objectives and the mechanism for the funding of the Museum’s operations via a levy from the Auckland Council.

1970s. Live Days : general view, 04-104. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

MOTAT is governed by ten board members. Six of the board members are appointed by Auckland Council based on recommendations from Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and the remaining four are appointed by the MOTAT Society.

The Museum’s Director is appointed by the MOTAT Board, who in turn appoints a Senior Management Team (SMT) that consists of three General Managers who lead and manage three Hubs of the Museum namely Business Services, Collections, and Museum Experience. The Director and GMs report to the Board on the Museum’s performance and the achievement of MOTAT’s Vision and Strategic Objectives.

MOTAT is also required to present an Annual Plan to the Auckland Council outlining the levy it is seeking and an Annual Report outlining how those funds were utilised.

MOTAT’s Vision, the way it thinks, and works and the headline strategic objectives are outlined below:  

TŌ MĀTAU MOEMOEĀ / OUR VISION
Our Vision is to use the past, present and future technology and ingenuity of Aotearoa to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow

PĀTAITAI / THE WAY WE THINK:
We will be bold and provide thought leadership that provokes a positive transformative impact on our community

MŌ TE PAI NUI / THE WAY WE WORK
The principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and The Treaty of Waitangi informs the implementation of our Strategy and guides our actions in the pursuit of our Vision

NGĀ TINO WHAINGĀ / CORE OBJECTIVES
OBJECTIVE 1:  
MAXIMISE THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE
OBJECTIVE 2:  EMPOWER THE MOTAT TEAM
OBJECTIVE 3:  IMPROVE QUALITY OF THE COLLECTION, ITS CARE AND ACCESSIBILITY
OBJECTIVE 4:  IMPROVE OUR BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABILITY
OBJECTIVE 5:  ENGAGE WITH LIKE MINDED INSTITUTIONS

MOTAT’s Strategy and Annual Plans are aligned to the objectives outlined in section 12 of the MOTAT Act.

MOTAT'S BOARD MEMBERS

  • Helen Atkins (Chair)

  • Amit Prasad (Deputy Chair)

  • Gavin Fernandez

  • Peter Lensink

  • Wayne Schache

  • Samantha Sharif

  • Dr Nicholas Waipara

  • Penny Webster

  • Sue Wood

  • Dr Brian Young



MOTAT is grateful for the support provided by Tātaki Auckland Unlimited and the ratepayers of Auckland.