Board of Trustees


David Gordon

David Gordon was appointed Chairman of TrackSAFE NZ in October 2018.  David is also the Group General Manager Investment, Planning and Risk for KiwiRail where he oversees strategic capital projects and property portfolio and leads the collaboration with Government, agencies and local government on transport policy and investment issues. Before joining KiwiRail in 2007, David worked as a consultant in the transport infrastructure business, was Planning and Development head for Wellington International Airport and a Senior Manager in the strategy consulting team of Ernst and Young.

Bob Herbert AM

Bob Herbert was appointed a Trustee 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.

Harry Wilson

Harry Wilson was formally appointed to the TrackSAFE NZ Board in October 2018, having been involved with the Trust for several years as an alternate Trustee.  Harry is the Director Safety and Environment at NZ Transport Agency.  He is passionate about improving road safety outcomes by working closely with partners to achieve integrated, focused and aligned efforts that deliver positive results for people in New Zealand.  Harry joined the Transport Agency in 2008 as regional director for the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.  Previous roles included chief executive of Environment Waikato (now Waikato Regional Council) and management roles with the former Child, Youth and Family Services, Department of Social Welfare and IHC.

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.  

Ian Ladd

Ian Ladd is the Managing Director of Transdev Wellington which operates and maintains Wellington passenger trains under contract to Greater Wellington Regional Council.  Ian joined the TrackSAFE NZ Board of Trustees in October 2018 replacing outgoing Transdev Wellington MD Alan Bannister. Ian has over 20 years’ experience of Luxury Rail, International Airline and 5-star hotel experience. Ian has worked across the globe with time in United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Most recently Ian was in Adelaide as Exec where he was responsible for Great Southern Rail operations these including the iconic Ghan and Indian Pacific train services. Prior to this he was based in Dubai working for Emirates Airlines as a member of the senior management team responsible for the on board experience across the Emirates fleet.

Bryan Sherritt

Bryan is the Executive General Manager of Safety for Auckland Transport.  He joined the TrackSAFE Board of Trustees in February 2019. (Full bio to come).

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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