Peter Reidy

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive of KiwiRail, I lead a team who are committed to delivering the potential rail has to help New Zealand achieve greenhouse gas emission targets and take pressure off roads by shifting more freight and people on to rail.

KiwiRail Holdings Limited is a New Zealand state-owned enterprise responsible for rail operations in New Zealand and operates inter-island ferries. It is currently delivering a vital program of $8 billion of Government investment.

I previously held the same position from 2014 to 2018, before holding the role of CEO of Fletcher Construction from 2018-2022.

Prior to KiwiRail, I was CEO of Downer New Zealand and held senior leadership roles with Downer Group in Australia and Singapore, including Board roles on the Keolis Downer Joint Venture operating Yarra Trams in Melbourne, and Gold Coast Light Rail. I have also held senior leadership roles with Todd Energy and Freightways New Zealand.

I am a General Director on the ARA Board and was previously a co-chair of the NZ Government Construction Accord.