RTSA – Updates on improving NZ’s rail industry technical capability

30 Nov 2023Transport
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RTSA – Updates on improving NZ’s rail industry technical capability

RTSA – Updates on improving NZ’s rail industry technical capability

30 Nov 2023Transport
About the speaker
  • Daniel Headifen
    Daniel Headifen
    Chair, RTSA New Zealand & Programme Director – Hawkes Bay Cyclone Recovery at KiwiRail
    Daniel is currently a Programme Director with KiwiRail. He is a Chartered civil engineer in New Zealand and the United Kingdom with a 20+ year history in rail work in both New Zealand and overseas. He has held various technical, operational and project management roles including being the founder manager for KiwiRail’s Civil Engineering group, Area Manager for the Taranaki and Hawkes Bay regions of KiwiRail’s Network and a Management Team member for the internationally award-winning North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery alliance post the Kaikoura Earthquake. He is currently the Programme Director for the upgrade programme of several of KiwiRail’s rolling stock workshops. He is a long-time member of the Rail Technical Society of Australasia, has been Chair of RTSA’s New Zealand Branch since 2020 and is a keen advocate for the technical improvement of the New Zealand rail industry.

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