Peter Lensink appointed as Chief Officer and Managing Director of Transdev New Zealand

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Transdev has appointed transport industry veteran Peter Lensink as chief officer and managing director for its New Zealand operations.

Peter Lensink appointed as Chief Officer and Managing Director of Transdev New Zealand
Peter Lensink comes with a wealth of knowledge for the role

Lensink is a senior executive with close to 25 years’ experience developing and implementing sustainable transport concepts and leading large rail and bus businesses in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

Most recently, he led Transdev Auckland as managing director.

Lensink is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and a recognised leader within the Australasian transport industry; holding positions including Australasian Railway Association’s deputy chair – passenger operators executive, Board of Trustees Member of TrackSafe NZ and board member of Transdev Wellington, Howick & Eastern Buses in Auckland and Mana Coaches in Wellington.

Lensink is firmly focused on Transdev’s ambition to support New Zealand in its drive to reduce carbon emissions and improve economic prosperity by improving sustainable transport opportunities.

Lensink will look to continue Transdevs transition to greener fleets

"Making public transport more accessible and dynamic is going to make a material impact on reducing our emissions and environmental impact," Lensink said.

"We are at a critical turning point in New Zealand where the transport industry can evolve to embrace sustainable transport options such as electric and hydrogen powered buses, greater investment in rail and more focus on on-demand travel to attract new customers to public transport."

His key strategic priorities in his new roles will be to continue strengthening connections with local communities and stakeholders in Auckland and Wellington to support the best possible customer outcomes.

Transdev is an international company which operate of Australia and New Zealand with over 82,000 employees and operate across a range of public transport networks including buses, rail and taxis.

 

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