Freight Futures 2030
Driving long-term success & sustainability
Partner - Business Advisory Services
As a Business Advisory Partner at Grant Thornton, Peter has a deep background of knowledge and experience In Governance, Business Performance Improvement, Business Rescue, Best Practice Development and Succession Planning. He is particularly interested in Road Transport and has undertaken a number of Independent Performance Reviews of Transport Operators. Peter also co-authors the Road Transport Forum/Grant Thornton Quarterly cost index. Peter is the Chairman of Directors of The McCarthy Transport group , a third generation family owned business, operating 120 logging and other trucks and equipment, providing integrated logistics services to the forest industry in the lower half of the North Island.
Director Rail Transformation
Ministry of Transport - Te Manatu Waka
Erin Wynne is the Director, Rail Transformation, at the Ministry of Transport following her role as Manager, Rail and Freight. Erin has over twenty five years’ policy and central government experience across the State sector including previous roles at the then Housing New Zealand Corporation, the State Services Commission, and the former Ministry of Fisheries including a secondment as Fisheries Private Secretary. Erin has been with the Ministry of Transport in various policy and management roles since 2007. She has a LLB/BA from Victoria University.
Brigadier (Rtd) Charles Lott, MNZM
Chief, Joint Defence Services
New Zealand Defence Force
Brigadier (Rtd) Charles Lott was born in January 1959 and was educated at Cashmere High School, New Zealand. He enlisted into the New Zealand Army in January 1978 and served in a number of tactical and operational logistics units and headquarters throughout his 37 year military career as a defence logistician. He has seen operational service with the New Zealand Contingent, Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), Sinai, as the Liaison Officer and the United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM), as a Logistics Operations Senior Staff Officer. In 1999 he was responsible for the logistics planning, preparation and execution for the New Zealand Defence Force’s contribution to intervention in Timor Lesté for which he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001. Brigadier (Rtd) Lott is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies. He holds a Masters of Business (Integrated Logistics Management) and a Masters of Defence and Strategic Studies, is an Associate Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, is a graduate of the Stanford – National University of Singapore Executive Programme In International Management and holds a Certificate in Company Direction. He retired from uniformed service in October 2015 to assume his current appointment as Chief, Joint Defence Services, having served previously at a senior executive level as Director, Resources Policy and Programmes, Director Logistics Development, Deputy Chief of Army and Commander Defence Logistics Command.
Chief Operations Officer
Todd Moyle is the Chief Operations Officer of KiwiRail. Previously the Group General Manager of Network Services for KiwiRail's 'below rail' network of track, bridges and tunnels and the engineering function, Todd has spent more than 15 years in the construction and operation of rail networks across New Zealand and the United Kingdom including as Design Manager in the London Underground. He has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury.