Case Study – Transformational Change Programme March 2020

SWR successful in identifying leadership and specialist talent for Metlink

SWR Group were appointed by Greater Wellington Regional Council and in particular the Metlink operation to assist them with a major transformational change programme.  This required SWR to undertake a formal executive search campaign for five new managers who would lead the culture, process and systems changes required as part of the transformation programme.

Following an extensive proactive search process,  SWR helped identify a number of key people who were considered for these roles and from this process Metlink were able to appoint key people to the following leadership roles:

·      Manager Metlink Operations

·      Manager Metlink Strategy and Investments

·      Manager Network and Customer

·      Manager Metlink Commercial Partnerships

·      Manager Metlink Assets and Infrastructure

Due to our superior search capability, SWR were also appointed by Metlink to proactively identify appropriate talent to undertake the following specialist roles as part of their transformation change programme:

·      Principal Account Manager Rail & Ferry

·      Principal Account Manager Bus

·      Principal Advisor Investments

·      Principal Advisor Policy

·      Metlink Bus & Ferry Infrastructure Lead

·      Metlink Senior Bus & Ferry Asset Advisor

·      Technology & Data Lead

·      Contracts Advisor

This change programme occurred during the Covid-19 lockdown period and by working in partnership with Metlink, SWR were able to complete the assignment despite the challenges that Covid-19 presented to our Country.



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