The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) opened to the public in 1964 and became an independent statutory entity by virtue of the MOTAT Act 2000 on 1 April 2000.
MOTAT is governed by a ten member Board (see section 5 of the MOTAT Act); six of the Board are appointed by Auckland Council, and the remaining four members are appointed by the MOTAT Society. Auckland Unlimited under its Advisory and Management Agreement with Auckland Council manages the board appointments process and recommends candidates to the Council for appointment.
The Chair, Deputy Chair and committee appointments are the responsibility of the Board and are reviewed and appointed by the Board each year, usually in November.
MOTAT is managed by a Director/Chief Executive appointed by the Board pursuant to section 15 of the MOTAT Act. The Director in turn appointed a Senior Management Team comprising three General Managers (i.e. General Manager - Business Services, General Manager - Collections, and General Manager - Museum Experience) who are responsible for a specific part of the MOTAT’s operations and to assist the Director with the management of the Museum. The Director and the three General Managers report to the Board on a regular basis on the Museum’s performance in relation to the achievement of the objectives outlined in MOTAT’s Strategy and Annual Plans.
To be the “must experience” museum that uses past, present and future Kiwi technology and ingenuity to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow
The Vision is incorporated in the Museum’s Strategy and is reflected in the five key objectives:
Maximise the Visitor Experience
Empower the MOTAT team
Improve the quality of the collection, its care and accessibility
Improve our business and sustainability
Engage with like-minded institutions
Sue Wood (Chair)
Helen Atkins (Deputy Chair)
Dr Bruce Hucker
Dr Brian Young
MOTAT is grateful for the support provided by Auckland Unlimited and the ratepayers of Auckland.