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AbleyApr 20241 min read

Welcome back to Christchurch, and to our team David Robinson

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to David Robinson who joins our team as an Associate Director, Transport Planning from 7th June.

David’s previous NZ experience includes:

  • 8 years developing and using travel demand models in NZ and Australia for Gabites Porter (now Stantec)
  • 11 years with the Christchurch City Council, where highlights included involvement with the Southwest & Belfast Area Plans, Fendalton Rd 4 laning, Western Beflast Bypass, and Southern & Northern Motorway planning.

In 2008 David headed to Abu Dhabi in the UAE to take up a position as a Project Manager – Transport Planning for AECOM where he:

  • Was survey manager for the development of the first Emirate wide travel demand model, and
  • Managed transport impact studies including a 20,000 seat stadium development, and 160,000 person urban growth area of Abu Dhabi City.

In 2010, David accepted a role at the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (now Integrated Transport Center), as a Transportation Modelling Specialist. This included:

  • Managing the DoT modelling team
  • Overseeing the development of IT infrastructure and 24/7 online access to the travel demand model for DoT & consultants, and
  • Scoping the next travel demand model version development.

In 2013, David joined the Strategic Transportation Planning team, with some highlights including:

  • Abu Dhabi Capital Region (1.7m to 3m pop by 2040) and Al Ain Region (from 735k to 1.3m pop by 2040) Multimodal Surface Transport Master Plans
  • Review of the Integrated Public Transport Network business case which included metro, light rail and bus systems.
  • Bus Priority Feasibility and Concept Design Study
  • Micro-mobility Study

It is this 30 years’ experience and depth of knowledge which will make David a great asset for our Abley Strategy + Planning team. David will add significant value to our existing skillset and capabilities, and to the solutions we provide for our clients.

Welcome to our team David, and we look forward to your wife and children joining the Abley family soon.  

Contact David: Ph 03 377 4703 or email