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).  

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. Bob 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. 

Michel Ladrak

Michel is the Managing Director of Transdev Auckland, which operates passenger trains in Auckland.  He has more than 21 years’ experience working for major international rail operations and before joining Transdev Auckland, was Head of Operations for European public transport services company Abellio.  Michel has contributed to strategic projects in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands, involving trains, trams and buses.  In the Netherlands, Michel managed operations in the Hague area at Dutch Railways (NS), which carries over 1.2 million passengers daily on the country’s core railway network.  Michel joined the TrackSAFE NZ Board in February 2017, replacing former Transdev Auckland Trustees Martin Kearney and Terry Scott.  

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.

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.

Alan Bannister

Alan Bannister is the Managing Director of Transdev Wellington which operates and maintains Wellington passenger trains under contract to Greater Wellington Regional Council.  Alan joined Transdev Australasia in November 2014 and has more than 25 years of experience in the rail industry, working in both heavy and light railway operations as well as engineering projects around the world.   Prior to joining Transdev, Alan held senior positions as a Principal Transport Consultant at global engineering company CH2M, and a Rail Sector Lead at management, engineering and development consultancy Mott Macdonald. Alan joined the TrackSAFE NZ Board of Directors in June 2017.

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