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Meet Colin Vickery

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Job: 

Control Service Manager (Northern).

Job description: 

Managing the Northern Train Control Team (the people who look after the trains and staff who work on the tracks between Marton and Otiria (Far North).

Work background: 

Various roles within the Rail Industry, started off as a Signal Maintainer after leaving school, then a Train Controller and various other roles.

Favourite part of job: 

Making a difference and getting people and freight home on time, getting to see your plan work out.

Least favourite part of job: 

When accidents happen and you have to manage an unpleasant situation.

What I am working on now: 

Improving service levels, improving how we do things and managing a great team of people.

Qualifications: 
  • New Zealand and Australian Diplomas in Business Management
  • Qualified Electrical Service Technician
Interests outside work: 
  • Crisis counselling
  • Coaching – mentoring


Meet Colin Vickery the manager of the northern train control team. Image: LEARNZ.