Peter Lensink

Peter Lensink

Chief Officer & Managing Director

Transdev New Zealand

Peter Lensink is Chief Officer & Managing Director of Transdev New Zealand, responsible for Transdev’s rail, bus, coach and rideshare services in Aotearoa. He’ll take on the role of Chair of ARA’s Passenger Operators Executive in November and was previously a board member of TrackSAFE New Zealand.

A Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, Peter is a people-focused, forward-looking transport leader with nearly 25 years’ experience spanning leadership roles in rail, bus and multimodal operations worldwide. Prior to his current role, he was Managing Director at Transdev Auckland and, before moving to New Zealand, was Operations Director at Abellio, working across the London-based organisation’s significant rail and bus footprint in the UK.

Peter has lived in New Zealand with his wife and two young daughters since 2017. He uses his spare time to explore his beautiful surrounds with his family and – denying his Dutch football roots – is continually developing his understanding of, and love for, rugby and cricket.

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AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).