Andrew recently led the rail franchising process for reform of the integrated above rail delivery of Auckland’s metropolitan rail services, resulting in the appointment and successful mobilisation of the Auckland One Rail consortium under a 13 year contract valued at circa $2 billion. As programme director, Andrew was responsible for leading the design and development of the franchise scope and specification, commercial framework, contract form and drafting, and the subsequent tendering, negotiation and appointment process.
The previous contract governing the metropolitan rail services in Auckland had been in place since 2004, with only minor modifications during that time. Consequently, the operating and commercial model, risk allocation and incentive mechanisms were no longer considered optimal for the purpose of delivering a modern metropolitan rail service in which customers are at the heart.
Development of the new rail franchise has enabled Auckland Transport to implement a new rail delivery model that reduces organisational interfaces, provides a more appropriate allocation of risks across the rail system and will deliver improved efficiency, customer and safety outcomes.