“…creating a place where all our people can grow and feel they belong.”

Peter Reidy, CE

“At KiwiRail, we’re fully committed to building a more inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity, creating a place where all our people can grow and feel they belong. We have a comprehensive inclusion, diversity and belonging plan which sets goals to 2025. It involves initiatives that will help us attract and retain more wāhine, more young people and more people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. We need more women in operational leadership roles where they can role model inclusive behaviours and influence business outcomes. We need to invest in young people and provide them with the right amount of support and development. We will continue to support and develop our Rautaki (Māori Outcomes Strategy) and connect to Te Ao Māori.

We’re looking at how we deliver our Statement of Corporate Intent (SCI) plan and achieve our ambitious targets in our industry, and we will continually improve and benchmark ourselves against other organisations that are making meaningful change to embed a culture of inclusiveness.”