The Transport Agency has named Nicole Rosie as its new chief executive, starting in February next year.
Ms Rosie has been the chief executive of WorkSafe for the past three years, and will replace interim chief executive Mark Ratcliffe.
Mr Ratcliffe has agreed to remain in his interim role until next year.
NZTA board chair Sir Brian Roche said Ms Rosie had more than two decades experience in the public and private sectors, and brought significant leadership experience in transport.
She used to work for Toll and Fonterra.