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Australasian Railway Association announces new board appointment

Australasian Railway Association announces new board appointment
KiwiRail Chief Executive Officer Peter Reidy. Image: Rail Express.

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has announced that KiwiRail Chief Executive Officer Peter Reidy will join the ARA Board later this month.

Reidy was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of KiwiRail in July 2022, after previously having held the role from 2014-2018. He was previously the Chief Executive of Fletcher Construction from 2018-2022 and held a range of senior roles at Downer, including as Chief Operating Officer – Infrastructure Services from 2012-2014.

The appointment is expected to support the ARA’s increased focus on rail freight. Reidy is also expected to bring significant industry experience and reinforce the ARA’s connection with its New Zealand members.

ARA Chair Danny Broad said the association was pleased to welcome Reidy to the Board.

“Peter will bring extensive experience to the ARA Board, particularly as he leads New Zealand’s significant rail improvement plan to meet the country’s future transport needs,” Broad said.

“He also brings a wealth of industry knowledge from his work across the rail supply chain to support the ARA’s strategy and growth.”

Reidy said he looked forward to working with the ARA to support its advocacy on critical issues facing the industry.

“The ARA has always been a strong voice for rail in Australia and New Zealand and I am pleased to be joining the Board as it reinvigorates its focus on New Zealand and rail freight,” he said.

Reidy will join the ARA Board as an Appointed Director from 29 November 2022.

 


 

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