An Auckland Transport board member has been appointed as chief executive of the new Auckland Light Rail company.
Tommy Parker has resigned from the board of Auckland Transport to take up the role.
He has been working as the programme director for the Auckland light rail project since May last year.
Parker's resignation creates another vacancy on the Auckland Transport board, following the resignation of chairperson Adrienne Young-Cooper, last month.
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown said Tommy Parker had done the right thing by resigning.
"I have been advised that Tommy made a strong and very professional contribution to the current incarnation of the AT Board and I thank him for his service," Brown said in a statement.
Brown has called for the whole AT board to stand down.