Board of Trustees


Peter Reidy

Peter Reidy is the Chairman of TrackSAFE NZ.  He was appointed Chief Executive of KiwiRail on 1 March 2014.  Previously Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure Services with Downer EDI Group in Australia, Peter has held a number of other senior leadership roles with the company since joining them in 2006 including Executive General Manager Strategy and Growth, Chief Executive Consulting, and Chief Executive Consulting, and Chief Executive Downer EDI Works (NZ).  

Martin Kearney

Martin joined Transdev Auckland in December 2012 as Chief Operating Officer and became Managing Director of Transdev Auckland in April 2015, bringing 26 years of rail experience to the role. He previously led the operations team at Northern Rail, the UK’s largest passenger rail operating company. Martin was appointed to the TrackSAFE NZ Board of Directors in August 2015.  

Fergus Gammie

Fergus Gammie is the CEO of NZ Transport Agency.  He joined the TrackSAFE NZ Board of Directors in June 2016 replacing former NZTA CEO Geoff Dangerfield.  Fergus is a former Chief Executive of Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA), Chief Operating Officer of Auckland Transport, Deputy Director General Transport Services of Transport for New South Wales and was Deputy Secretary Infrastructure & Services with the same organisation. .  

Bob Herbert AM

Bob Herbert was appointed a Director of TrackSAFE NZ in August 2015.  He currently serves as Chairman of the TrackSAFE Foundation in Australia, Australasia Railway Association, the MCG Trust, and Deputy Chairman of the Industry Capability Network Ltd.    Until February 2004, Bob was Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group, having served for eight years in that role and 30 years as a Director.   

He has also held a number of professional Director roles, including Non-Executive Director of MainCo Melbourne Pty Ltd (a joint venture of UGL Rail & Connex maintaining the Melbourne rail network).  In 2005 Bob was made a Member of the Order of Australia. 

David Warburton

Dr David Warburton has been the Chief Executive of Auckland Transport since its formation in 2010.  He has extensive senior management experience leading large organisations in New Zealand and Australia.  Most recently this includes Chief Executive of CPG (part of Downer EDI) and Chief Executive of Wanganui District Council.  

Dr Warburton holds a doctorate in environmental engineering from Massey University and was an Associate Professor and Research Fellow at the University of Illinois.  Dr Warburton joined the TrackSAFE NZ Board of Directors in March 2016.  

Greg Campbell

Greg Campbell joined Greater Wellington Regional Council as Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2014, returning to Wellington after eight years in Auckland and Sydney. He was previously Marketing Director at Vodafone and before that his career specialised in financial services at ANZ and as CEO at Guardian Trust.  Greg joined the Board of TrackSAFE NZ in March 2016.

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Safety Leadership Award Announced

Friday, February 17, 2017

Rail industry safety expert Robert (Bob) Lupton was today announced as the inaugural winner of the TrackSAFE NZ Safety Leadership Award. 

The award was established late last year to recognise significant leadership in railway safety in New Zealand.

Chairman of TrackSAFE NZ Peter Reidy says Mr Lupton received the award for his outstanding contribution to safety over his 32 year career in New Zealand and overseas.

“Mr Lupton’s continued contribution has appreciably influenced rail safety in New Zealand across a number of organisations,” Mr Reidy says.  “He has an outstanding reputation for providing sound advice and growing and supporting those around him and is fully deserving of this special award.”

Mr Lupton has worked in a number of roles in the rail industry throughout his career, most recently as the Rail Systems Safety and Assurance Manager for the City Rail Link project.   

In that role he provided leadership, mentoring and guidance to the City Rail Link safety assurance and construction safety teams.

Among Mr Lupton’s many achievements are leading the development of the Britomart Safety Management System and responsibility for safety management during the transition to Auckland’s electrified network.  This included crashworthiness risk assessments for the new Auckland electric rolling stock.

Mr Lupton is an executive member of the New Zealand National Rail System Standards Executive committee, and continues to provide expert rail safety advice to the City Rail Link one of New Zealand's largest transport projects.

The award was presented today to Mr Lupton at Auckland Transport offices, in front of industry representatives.  Read more

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