Our Team

Russell Matiu – OHW Rail Superintendent

Russell is one of the most respected and well-known Overhead Traction Linesperson in Australia and New Zealand,

having worked in such roles as Construction Manager, Superintendent, supervisor and linesman. 

Russell joined the Cat 5 Rail team after having worked on the client side managing and co-ordinating the Cat 5 rail

team. He has over 35 years’ experience in the installation of Overhead wiring on the rail with a number of the tier

one contractors such as Laing O’Rourke and Lendlease. 


Russell is able to plan, resource and execute OHW installations to tight schedules under possession and isolation

conditions as well as greenfield installations.


Russell has been a great addition to the team providing guidance and a wealth of rail experience and knowledge to

the team.


Russell is a big ‘All Black’ fan and has a passion for everything Hot Rods.”