Acting Chief Executive
Todd leads the operational areas of KiwiRail - Network Services, Rolling Stock Asset Services, Rail Operations and Train Control. Before moving into his current role, Todd was KiwiRail's Chief Operations Officer, overseeing all operational parts of the business. Prior to that he was GGM Network Services, leading KiwiRail's 'below rail' network of track, bridges and tunnels along with our Engineering function. Todd has more than 15 years in the construction and operation of rail networks across New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Prior to this, Todd worked in roles across the pulp and paper sector in New Zealand.
Chief Financial Officer
Kate joined KiwiRail in March 2015. She is a strategic CFO who partners with the business to drive results. Prior to KiwiRail, Kate worked for Fletcher Building for six years, where she held several senior commercial roles, including Divisional CFO for Heavy Building Products and Divisional CFO for the Infrastructure Products Division.
Group General Manager Sales and Commercial
Alan joined KiwiRail in September 2013. He is responsible for the freight, tourism, commercial vehicles and passenger revenue portfolios. This includes marketing, pricing and sales planning to improve margin and revenue. He previously worked in freight and logistics sales and general management roles with CourierPost and Pace Couriers and had a successful 23–year career with the Bank of New Zealand in retail banking and branch strategy.
Acting Chief Operations Officer
Henare leads the operational areas of KiwiRail - Network Services, Rolling Stock Asset Services, Rail Operations and Train Control.
David Gordon - Group General Manager Investment, Planning and Risk
David oversees KiwiRail's strategic capital projects and property portfolio and leads our collaboration with Government, agencies and local government on transport policy and investment issues. David joined KiwiRail in 2007 when he began working on the Wellington Regional Rail Programme as Project Director. More recently, David held the roles of GGM Asset Management and Investment, and GM Network Performance. Before joining KiwiRail, he 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.
Group General Manager Human Resources
Andrew Norton is a highly experienced Human Resources leader with a track record in both large public and commercial organisations. Andrew has previously held senior and executive roles with Public Service Association (PSA) NZ, Auckland District Health Board and his most recent role, Executive General Manager Human Resources for Downer in Australia. Andrew brings a combination of Senior Executive level HR capability, an indepth understanding of Industrial Relations in NZ and Australia, strong engagement skills with front line engineering and customer service teams, experience in developing Executive leadership in large organisations.
Group General Manager Zero Harm
Katie joined KiwiRail in June 2017. She is responsible for leading KiwiRail’s health and safety strategy programme. Katie has worked in the rail industry for more than 10 years and has experience in leading risk management and health and safety practices for large rail businesses. Katie began her career in the Australian Army and prior to joining KiwiRail, was Manager Safety, Health and Environment for Aurizon’s Queensland operations.
General Manager Interislander Operations
Mark joined KiwiRail in 2014. He oversees the Interislander operations. Mark has spent 30 years at senior leadership roles in the service industry, primarily the courier and express freight segment but with various roles in total supply chain management, M&A and Board Chair, and recently in the software industry. Mark has held leadership roles on both sides of the Tasman with companies such as NZ Couriers, CourierPost, Star Track Express, Converga in the United States and the Philippines and NetSuite.