Meet the team

Meet the team
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Our People

 

Cesar

CESAR PIOTTO

Chief Executive

Cesar has extensive background in tourism after spending two decades working around the globe in the resort/travel industries. With a passion for redesigning business systems to improve the user experience and drive growth, Cesar is excited to join the team at Wellington’s iconic Cable Car. Cesar's other passions are his family, skiing and travelling. 

The Wellington Cable Car is a special way to spend the day with friends and family and to explore more of the city. A ride up the Cable Car to Zealandia is the quintessential Wellingtonian experience and one that you and the kids will never get sick off!

 

 

 

Matthew

Matthew Hardy

Passenger Services Manager

Matthew is the Passenger Service Manager and has been with the Company since 2007. He has worked in the Transport and Tourism sector in both the UK and New Zealand all his working life.
The Cable Car enjoys a special place in the heart of Wellingtonian's and has a fascinating Irish Colonial history.

 

 

Stephen

STEPHEN WARD

Asset & Engineering Manager

Stephen is an experienced engineer who enjoys working collaboratively to solve technical, environmental, and business problems. He is always looking for ways to improve the Cable Car to enhance maintenance practices, safety, and the customer experience. Outside of work, Stephen enjoys time with family and riding his e-bike. The Wellington Cable Car is a unique combination of the old and the new. It has operated since 1902 and has been steadily improved for the benefit of visitors and locals. The combination of heritage features and modern safety and control systems is a special aspect of the Cable Car experience.

 

Andrew C

ANDREW CRESSWELL

Maintenance Technician

Andrew is South Island born and bred and has held the post of Cable Car Maintenance Technician since April 2019. Andrew has worked in the electrical sector since 1984 and this role allows him to use his electrical, mechanical and health and safety expertise on the challenging technical problems that arise from operating and maintaining the iconic cable car infrastructure.
"I really enjoy the role as each day brings different challenges to be solved and there is always a diverse range of people who come to experience the unique ride to the top of the hill. We have a great team of people at WCCL who all bring different skills and talents to the group. Plus, I like the fact that we provide an environmentally friendly solution for public transport in Wellington.".

 

April

APRIL CHE

Digital Marketing Coordinator

April joined Wellington Cable Car Limited in 2016 and have taken the Digital Marketing Co-ordinator role in 2017. She builds and executes social media strategies and campaigns both in English and Chinese and plans special events. April is passionate to make the Cable Car and Wellington wildly famous!

Wellington Cable Car is a unique way for April to escape the city and breathe in the nature. A quick historic journey through the time-traveling tunnels and a relaxing peaceful walk in the Botanic Garden is the perfect combo. "I love the Cable Car because it is an awesome spot to start my discovery journey to the Cable Car Museum, Space Place and Zealandia."