State-owned enterprise

NZ Railways owns around 18,000 hectares of railway land that it provides to KiwiRail through a long-term lease.  It was established to enable KiwiRail to obtain the commercial benefit of railway land and to support the Crown’s investment in rail operations as a whole.  NZ Railways is not a trading entity and is not expected to make an operating surplus or to provide dividends.  KiwiRail provides administrative services for NZ Railways. 

Key Company Information

Entity Form State-owned enterprise
Established 1987
Head Office Wellington
Primary Legislation New Zealand Railways Corporation Act 1981;
State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Mr David McLean Chair 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Oct 2024
Mrs Angela Edwards Director 1 Jun 2020 - 30 Apr 2023
Ms Nicola Greer Director 15 Jul 2019 - 31 May 2025