Technical Director Transport, Civil

Phil Harrison

Phil is passionate about working towards the vision of a safe and sustainable transport system for New Zealand that reduces harm on people and the environment and delivers a great legacy for future generations.

His defining moments are numerous, ranging from crash reduction studies with the MoT in the 80s, working on the regeneration of London Docklands in the 90s, delivering transformational projects in the 2000’s such as Canary Wharf, London Bus and Tram projects and transport planning for the London 2012 Olympics.

In New Zealand he has led the planning and delivery of the first phase of the AMETI project in Panmure, completed the business case for the Northern Corridor Improvements  and led the transport planning for the additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing. Currently he is leading the Programme Business Case for road safety in Auckland.

 “The best projects I have worked on over the last 35 years consistently involved working collaboratively with clients and stakeholders to develop great solutions to complex transport problems. At WSP Opus we love nothing better than utilising the collective knowledge of our team and our client’s teams to generate great ideas and turn them into reality.”

Phil has a Master of Science in Transport Engineering from the University of Nottingham, an NZCE Civil from AUT and a Certificate in Transport Planning and Control from the University of New South Wales. His areas of expertise include Transport Planning, Public Transport Infrastructure, Business Case Development, Traffic Engineering, Pedestrian and Cycle facilities and Planning for Special Events.

Phil Harrison
Ph: +64 9 356 1124