Ross Copland

Panel moderator

Ross Copland has a background in the design, procurement, financing, and delivery of infrastructure as an engineer, an asset manager and a Chief Executive. He has worked in commercial construction and property on both sides of the Tasman, finishing up as National Operations Manager for Westfield in 2013.  He returned to New Zealand to pursue a career developing tourism infrastructure. Ross holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with First Class Honours, a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA. 

Raveen Jaduram


Raveen was first co-opted to the Āpōpō Board in 2020.

Raveen is on the Board of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga – and has been an independent director of Wellington Water, President and Chairman of the Water and Wastes Association (now Water New Zealand), Chairman of the Water Sector Senior Executives Forum, on the board of the Committee for Auckland, on the Steering Group of the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum, and chair of the Centre for Infrastructure Research, University of Auckland.

Raveen completed post graduate studies in business at Stanford, Macquarie and Auckland Universities, and has also attended INSEAD. Raveen has been Chief Executive of Watercare Services Limited and has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Australian private water company Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited. He has held numerous senior executive roles within the water industry in New Zealand and is regarded as a global water infrastructure leader.

Leilani Frew


As Deputy Secretary Financial and Commercial, Leilani Frew is responsible for the Financing, Infrastructure and Urban Development;  New Zealand Debt Management; and Commercial Performance and Governance directorates. Leilani joined the Treasury in May 2021.

Prior to joining, Leilani was Chief Executive of the Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency (IPFA) for the national government of Australia. The agency drives the commercial and financial ability of the Australian Government as a significant investor in national infrastructure and major industry initiatives. She has held a number of board and committee positions including currently as an Advisory Board Member of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia.

With a career spanning over 25 years, Leilani is a respected and experienced commercial and finance professional having held a number of leadership positions in both the private and public sectors.  Prior to joining IPFA, Leilani spent nearly five years leading NSW Treasury teams in the provision of commercial and financial advice to the NSW Government and its agencies delivering on the Government’s major infrastructure and services commissioning priorities and serving on a number of Government advisory boards and committees.


Toby Horstead


As a Strategic Asset Management lead and Technical Executive in the Advisory Team at WSP, Toby brings more than 25 years of experience working with asset owners to develop strategic solutions to asset management challenges and opportunities. He is an outcome and service focused asset manager, developing and documenting Assurance Frameworks, Asset Management Plans, asset information and future asset strategies.

Toby is the National Chair of the Board of the Asset Management Council and actively volunteers to promote and improve asset management as a profession. Toby is a Certified Practitioner in Asset Management and Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA). Toby is also a Fellow and Engineering Executive of Engineers Australia.

Toby's career was initially focused on the NSW Railways and Transport for NSW before moving into advisory roles. Toby now includes the Sydney Opera House, the Art Gallery of NSW, Rio Tinto, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Infrastructure NSW and Department of Health Victoria as clients he has supported.



Wednesday 22 May